Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. WhiteFall 2016 Non-Fiction
Born Elwin Brooks White, the youngest in a large family, E. B. White was called "En" while growing up in a leafy suburb of New York City - with summers spent on a lake in Maine. White described his childhood as "lacking for nothing except confidence."
While at Cornell, "En's" classmates nicknamed "Andy" after the university's founder, Andrew White; the name served him throughout his personal life, spent both in New York City and, as he greatly preferred, on a farm he and his wife Katherine bought in Maine. However, in his prolific, lauded writings - books for children, articles, poems - he was known as E. B. White.
Beautiful in design and in content, author/illustrator Melissa Sweet has carefully composed each double-page spread with collages of her cheerful, sketchy, finely outlined watercolors, and bits and pieces of paper - handwritten letters, sketches, photographs, typed snippets - from the life of a respected and celebrated logophile.