Sneaky Peeks Video #17: Barbara Kerley discusses A Home for Mr. Emerson

[This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]

When we asked Barbara Kerley if she’d like to share any sneaky peeks behind A Home for Mr. Emerson, her latest picture book biography, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, she gave us the low-down on the lecture circuit and travel in the 19th century — as Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the subject of her biography, experienced it.

To read more about the book, you can visit this June 2014 Kirkus column from Jules. To see some of Fotheringham’s sketches and art from the book, visit this 7-Imp post.