John Greenleaf Whittier's The Barefoot Boy
About the book:
"Blessings on thee, little man, Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan! With thy turned-up pantaloons, And thy merry whistled tunes…"
This award winning book was adapted and illustrated by Lisa Greenleaf, a descendent of the Greenleaf Whittier family, Ms. Greenleaf has included details and imagery from John Greenleaf Whittier’s childhood home in Haverhill , MA to recount his youthful observations. This children’s book features 26 full-color, realistic illustrations that will enchant readers of all ages. Ms. Greenleaf’s adaptation also includes a brief biography of Whittier describing his achievements and accomplishments as a poet and abolitionist, a mentor to Louisa May Alcott, and a contemporary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the other Fireside Poets. (32 pages)