A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Nancy Willard

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems For Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Author: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: Alice & Martin Provensen
Publisher: Voyager
Publication Year: 1980
Brief Summary: Inspired by her love for William Blake and his works, Nancy Willard takes us on a tour of an imaginary inn run by William Blake, his incredible staff, and visited by all sorts of guests (e.g. Man in the Marmalade Hat, two sunflowers who wanted a room with a view, and the King of Hats.  The story is written in poems, accompanied by spectacular pictures.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

  • Introduction to William Blake; read “Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright” and other poems together
  • Introduction to poetry

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Author’s introduction and notes about what inspired her to write this book
Accessed at: Personal Library


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