Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country. Then he was a young man who treasured books, ideas and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered: could he build a life around these things he loved?
Why we like it: From the author-illustrator team who brought you The Extraordinary Mark Twain and Those Rebels, John and Tom, this lively biography shares Emerson’s work while showcasing his love of his home and travel. It’s sure to inspire readers to dream.