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Enter the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson perhaps the most famous American artist youve never heard ofResidents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn an uninhabited island without running water or electricity But this solitary artist didnt much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise sleeping under his boat sometimes eating whatever washed ashore sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends Here Walter created some of his most brilliant watercolors work he kept hidden during his lifetime In a beautifully crafted picture book biography writer Hester Bass and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E B Lewis pay homage to an uncompromising American artist.

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Hester Bass

Hester Bass grew up in a small town near Atlanta. She's been a singer in a Boston rock band, an actress/singing telegram messenger in Manhattan, and was on "The $50,000 Pyramid" with Dick Clark and "Millionaire" with Meredith Vieira. Hester's love for the work of artist Walter Anderson, and her years in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, led to THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON, winner of the NCTE ORBIS PICTUS AWARD. Hester's most recent book SEEDS OF FREEDOM: THE PEACEFUL INTEGRATION OF HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA received two starred reviews, is a Junior Library Guild selection, and was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. Hester offers energetic, informative, and inspiring presentations and loves to travel from her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn more at: www.hesterbass.com

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