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Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Americaby Susan Homer
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Norman Rockwelland#8217;s Spirit of America is an original collection of Rockwell paintings accompanied by classic American poems, stories, and songs that showcase the true spirit of America. In the tradition of the bestselling Norman Rockwelland#8217;s Christmas Book, this compilation features Rockwelland#8217;s beloved illustrations of American towns, families, and more, all culled from the extensive Rockwell archive. Alongside the timeless images are works from beloved writers such as Mark Twain, O. Henry, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. This collection also features lyrics and music for songs such as the and#8220;Star-Spangled Bannerand#8221; and and#8220;My Country, and#8217;Tis of Thee,and#8221; as well as recipes for a classic Thanksgiving dinner. The perfect gift for any Rockwell fan, young or old, this book includes eight ready-to-frame, limited-edition prints.
Praise for Norman Rockwell's Spirit of America:
and#8220;A lovely compendium for anyone whoand#8217;s a fan of Normal Rockwell, American history, literature, and music.and#8221; and#8212;BookPage
Originally published by Abrams in 1977, Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book is a holiday classic that has remained a bestselling family treasure for over 30 years. With over 85 images from Norman Rockwell's archive of art, this fully redesigned edition brings a fresh, contemporary appeal to the original vintage volume.
This holiday favorite features timeless art, including images of children sleigh-riding, families caroling, and Santa preparing for his big night, in addition to 15 new images culled from Rockwell's extensive archive and eight ready-to-frame limited-edition prints. Alongside these lush illustrations are Christmas poems and stories from beloved writers such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Hans Christian Andersen, and Lewis Carroll; as well as Christmas carol music and lyrics and Christmas dinner recipes from Fannie Merritt Farmer's 1896 cooking tome. Norman Rockwell's Christmasand#160; Book is the perfect present under the tree for Rockwell fans young and old.
In the tradition of the bestselling Norman Rockwelland#8217;s Christmas Book and Norman Rockwelland#8217;s Spirit of America, this third book in Abramsand#8217; Norman Rockwell series will focus on and#8220;dear oland#8217; Dad.and#8221; Like the previous books in the series, it pairs Rockwelland#8217;s illustrations with songs, poetry, short stories, and excerpts from novels, all of which convey the spirit of fatherhood. Additionally, it will contain a chapter on the quintessential pastimes enjoyed by fathers and their children, including playing catch, skipping stones, flying kites, and fishing, as well as easy-to-follow instructions that make these hobbies accessible for any dad. Norman Rockwelland#8217;s Treasury for Fathers will not only be a perfect Fatherand#8217;s Day gift, but also a great gift for Rockwell fans at any time of year.
About the Author
Norman Rockwell (1894and#8211;1978) was a 20th-century American painter known for his illustrations of everyday life. His most famous works were created for the Saturday Evening Post and include Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series.
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