Beautiful Useful Things
Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made
By Beth Kephart, author & Melodie Stacey, illustrator
A poetic story about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists alike.
William Morris is best known for his colorful wallpapers and textiles, inspired by the English forests and wild foliage where he grew up. But did you know this icon of the Arts and Crafts Movement was also a poet, a painter, a preservationist, an activist, an environmentalist, and a maker of many other beautiful useful things, like books?
Beth Kephart is an award-winning author of over thirty books for children, including And I Paint It, and the forthcoming A Room of Your Own: Virginia Woolf and Where We Go to Think, Dream, and Be. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Melodie Stacey is an artist and illustrator based in Brighton, United Kingdom, not far from where William Morris lived and worked. This is her first book for Cameron Kids, a division of Harry N. Abrams.
Reading age: 4-8 years
Grade level: Preschool - 3
Harry N. Abrams, 2022, hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in, 40 pages.