Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of its first printing, this classic children's book follows a young girl named Rose who wonders who she is, asking herself if she would still be Rose if her name was not Rose, and goes on a journey in search of herself.
Most people know Stein as the author of experimental fiction and the host of salons for the great artists of her time. But in 1939, Stein also became a children's book author. The World Is Round — a collaboration with illustrator Clement Hurd, of Goodnight Moon fame — follows the adventures of a young girl named Rose.
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Excerpt: The World Is Round
From The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, published by Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; (c) 2013 HarperCollins Publishers. Book text (c) 1939, renewed 1966 by Gertrude Stein; illustrations (c) 1939, renewed 1966 by Clement Hurd; foreword (c) 2013 Thacher Hurd; letters between Stein and Hurd are used with the permission the estates of Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, and John McCullough.