EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Morrow contrives to include a lot about this early form of photography while telling a lively story; she cleverly broadens the context by having the photographer talk about his travel adventures as he tries to keep Edward still. Nicely composed soft-pencil and watercolor illustrations add humor and interesting detail. A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-02-767591-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991