Beautiful Useful Things

What William Morris Made


A poetic story about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists alike


ISBN: 9781951836337 Category:

Beth Kephart


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?

Additional information

Weight 542 g
Dimensions 26.5 x 30 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 7 April 2022
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Melodie Stacey
Dimensions 26.5 x 30 cm
Weight 542 g


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Beth Kephart is an award-winning author of over 30 books for adults, young adults, and children, including And I Paint It, published by Cameron Kids, and A Room of Your Own: A Story Inspired by Virginia Woolf's Famous Essay. 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. Beautiful Useful Things is her first book for Cameron Kids.