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- DescriptionNorman Rockwell, the foremost chronicler of small-town American life in paint, wrote just one work of fiction, a children's story, first published in McCall's magazine in 1967. It was later republished by Funk & Wagnalls as a book, but this edition is based on Rockwell's original concept, complete with the color and motone paintings he created for the story. Willie is a wood thrush-but a very different kind of wood thrush. Driven by his intimation that he possesses a special genius, Willie leaves his avian fellows to take up singing with the exquisitely down-to-earth Miss Polly, flautist extraordinaire. Together they find fame, and they eventually travel to the nation's capitol so Willie's beautiful singing can be appreciated all the more. Yet all the attention and bustle of city life distress Willie and make him stop singing, so Miss Polly brings Willie back to his native woods, where he resumes his tranquil life and music-making with her. But the world remembers and reveres Willie and the genius of his song. Share Willie's timeless story with the children in your life.
- Author BiographyAmerican artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is perhaps most famous for his cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post-322 covers in 47 years. His work still enjoys great popularity today.
- Author(s)Norman Rockwell
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication30/01/2004
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationWoodstock
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCountryman Press Inc.
- Content Note30+ full-color and monotone illustrations throughout
- Weight320 g
- Width213 mm
- Height264 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Reading Age6-8
- Interest Age6-12
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