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Story Is to Share How Ruth Krauss Found Another Way to Tell a Tale

A Story Is to Share

How Ruth Krauss Found Another Way to Tell a Tale

  • ISBN: 9781419749933
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2022


Price: $19.99

A picture book from award-winning storytellers, author Carter Higgins and illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, A Story Is to Share is the extraordinarily told, one-of-a-kind story of legendary author and children’s book icon Ruth Krauss.

a baby
late at night
there’s no parade
just crashing rain

She listens listens
writes and draws
stitches pages
sews a book
She finds another way
to tell a tale

This unique picture book biography provides a mesmerizing look at the life of children’s writer Ruth Krauss (1901–1993), best known for books such as The Carrot Seed, A Hole is to Dig, and A Very Special House. With an imaginative, spontaneous text from Carter Higgins that pays homage to Krauss’s distinctive voice, and Isabelle Arsenault’s exquisite illustrations that evoke a childlike sense of wonder, A Story Is to Share is a tribute to storytelling and creativity of all kinds.


"Arsenault blends touches of Maurice Sendak and Crockett Johnson (Krauss’ prominent illustrators) into her own charming style. . .Beautiful in language and design." 

"Knowing that Krauss’s story ends in triumph gives the subject’s idiosyncrasies particular significance in a light picture book tribute." 
Publishers Weekly

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