The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith

Picture Book - 2020
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A contemporary envisioning of a nineteenth-century poem pairs artwork by G. Brian Karas with the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow classic.

His brow is wet with honest sweat;
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.

The neighborhood blacksmith is a quiet and unassuming presence, tucked in his smithy under the chestnut tree. Sturdy, generous, and with sadness of his own, he toils through the day, passing on the tools of his trade, and come evening, takes a well-deserved rest. Longfellow's timeless poem is enhanced by G. Brian Karas's thoughtful and contemporary art in this modern retelling of the tender tale of a humble craftsman. An afterword about the tools and the trade of blacksmithing will draw readers curious about this age-honored endeavor, which has seen renewed interest in developed countries and continues to be plied around the world.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781536204438
1536204439
Branch Call Number: E LONGFELLOW, H
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

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