Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children's Poet

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hear how author and former Boston area resident was inspired to write her unique biography, Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children’s Poet. Follow her research journey to find the story behind a special gift made for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by the children of Cambridge to celebrate the poet’s 72nd birthday.

“Meticulously researched, Dear Mr. Longfellow uses letters written by actual children to their beloved poet to re-create, in rich and often-moving detail, the life of a writer who took his readers seriously, and none more so than the youngest of them.”
-Christoph Irmscher
Author of Longfellow Redux

“A fresh and delightful way to learn about what Longfellow’s poems meant to his young readers.”
Mayor Henrietta Davis

A former children’s librarian, Pearl has been a professional storyteller for twenty years. She gives presentations at schools, libraries, and festivals.

RSVP: 617.547.4252 or rsvp@cambridgehistory.org