The Story of Wilbur the Hat

The Story of Wilbur the Hat Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Title: The Story of Wilbur the Hat
  • Author: Hendrik Willem van Loon
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  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Story of Wilbur the Hat Hendrik Willem van Loon The Story of Wilbur the Hat Van Loon himself describes the book as The Story of Wilbur the Hat Being a true account of the strange things which sometimes happen in a part of the world which does not exist Written and drawn for t
    Van Loon himself describes the book as The Story of Wilbur the Hat Being a true account of the strange things which sometimes happen in a part of the world which does not exist Written and drawn for the fun of it by Hendrik Willem van Loon and published as usual by Horace B Liveright of 61 West 48 Street New York City Passed by the Westport Board of Censors ThoughVan Loon himself describes the book as The Story of Wilbur the Hat Being a true account of the strange things which sometimes happen in a part of the world which does not exist Written and drawn for the fun of it by Hendrik Willem van Loon and published as usual by Horace B Liveright of 61 West 48 Street New York City Passed by the Westport Board of Censors Though illustrated by the author with dozens of full page color illustrations this tale of a travelling green hat and its cricket passenger is not quite the children s picture book it seems, touching as it does, in passing, on Spinoza, Socrates, Stradivarius, Erasmus, Montaigne, Lincoln, Jesus and Don Quixote among others Van Loon was a journalist and historian and the author of a number of volumes of popular history also often self illustrated but here, with a pointed and fantastic innocence, and stripped of any pretense of impartiality, he offers his judgment on the human condition.
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    About Hendrik Willem van Loon


    1. Hendrik Willem van Loon January 14, 1882 March 11, 1944 was a Dutch American historian and journalist.Born in Rotterdam, he went to the United States in 1903 to study at Cornell University He was a correspondent during the Russian Revolution of 1905 and in Belgium in 1914 at the start of World War I He later became a professor of history at Cornell University 1915 17 and in 1919 became an American citizen.From the 1910s until his death, Van Loon wrote many books Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankind, a history of the world especially for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in 1922 The book was later updated by Van Loon and has continued to be updated, first by his son and later by other historians.However, he also wrote many other very popular books aimed at young adults As a writer he was known for emphasizing crucial historical events and giving a complete picture of individual characters, as well as the role of the arts in history He also had an informal style which, particularly in The Story of Mankind, included personal anecdotes.


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