Tony (Hardcover)

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By Ed Galing, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
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Ed Galing was a prolific poet, a native of Nashville, and oftentimes, homeless. He was a frequent contributor to the local paper that is written and distributed by currently and formerly homeless people. When the Steads came across his poem, "Tony," on a trip to Tennessee, they were so stuck by its simplicity and beauty, they knew they had to illustrate it. This book is Erin Stead's homage to that poem. This quiet scene takes place in the cool and shadowy hours before sunup. A man and his horse deliver milk and eggs. A neighbor greets them and gives the horse a pat. The hushed moment is perfectly expressed by Erin's wood prints. The words come alive. You can faintly hear the clomp of hooves and the clink of milk bottles. Sublime

— From Nicole


Tony was all white,
large, sturdy,
with wide gentle eyes
and a ton of love . . .

Follow this touching tale of a boy and his friendship with a horse, by the late poet Ed Galing and illustrated with remarkable tenderness by Caldecott-winning artist Erin Stead.

A Neal Porter Book

A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids

About the Author

The late Ed Galing was born in 1917, spent his early years in the Lower East Side of New York City, and is a widely published poet. Erin E. Stead is the illustrator of many picture books, including A Sick Day for Amos McGee, for which she won the Caldecott medal, the acclaimed And Then It's Spring (four starred reviews), If You Want to See a Whale (three starred reviews), and most recently Lenny & Lucy. Erin lives in Michigan with her husband, author/illustrator Philip C. Stead.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626723085
ISBN-10: 1626723087
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English