Sharing the Seasons

A Book of Poems
(Book - 2010)
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Sharing the Seasons
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A collection of 48 poems, 12 for each of the seasons.
Title: Sharing the seasons
a book of poems
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Notes: Includes indexes
Contents: Spring / Lee Bennett Hopkins
Swing / Fran Haraway
Map to spring / Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Spring sun / Elizabeth Upton
Don't you dare / Beverly McLoughland
Polliwog / Candace Pearson
Suddenly green / James Hayford
Budding scholars / April Halprin Wayland
In concert / Fran Haraway
April is a dog's dream / Marilyn Singer
Birthday / Candace Pearson
White wings / Carl Sandburg
Summer / Lee Bennett Hopkins
Summer sun / Elizabeth Upton
The Fourth of July parade / Fran Haraway
Swimming to the rock / Mary Atkinson
Sand castle / Constance Andrea Keremes
Summer moon / Ann Rousseau Smith
August heat / Anonymous
Indigo sky / Candace Pearson
Small homes / Carl Sandburg
Wildflowers / Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
The day after Labor Day / Joan Bransfield Graham
Autumn / Lee Bennett Hopkins
After / Prince Redcloud
Apple pockets / Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
The scarecrow prince / Terry Webb Harshman
Bewitched by Autumn / Rebecca Kai Dotlich
The pumpkin tide / Richard Brautigan
When / Craig Crist-Evans
For crows and jays / Beverly McLoughland
Horse in pasture / James Hayford
November / Florence B. Spilger
Closing sale / Beverly McLoughland
First snow in November / Joseph Bruchac
Winter / Lee Bennett Hopkins
Boardwalk in winter / Joan Bransfield Graham
Season / Lillian M. Fisher
from Moon, have you met my mother? / Karla Kuskin
Hidden in winter / Ann Wagner
Alone in winter / Patrick Lewis
Icicles / Lee Bennett Hopkins
Swan / Lee Bennett Hopkins
Winter home / Rebecca Kai Dotlich
And then / Prince Redcloud
Cat / Marilyn Springer
December / Sanderson Vanderbilt
Summary: A collection of 48 poems, 12 for each of the seasons.
Additional Contributors: Diaz, David
Hopkins, Lee Bennett
ISBN: 1416902104
Branch Call Number: 811 Sh
Statement of Responsibility: selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by David Diaz
Subject Headings: Poetry American poetry Seasons Poetry Children's poetry, American
Topical Term: Poetry
American poetry
Children's poetry, American
LCCN: 2009019297
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Jan 27, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Here we have some of the finest minds working in children’s poetry today, selected for this magnificent collection of seasonal verse. It’s just the thing to welcome in a new time of year and say goodbye to the old. And the pretty pictures don’t hurt much either.


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Jan 27, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Four seasons. Twelve poems apiece. In this way, poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has culled a wide selection of poets and their poems, weaving their verses into a single book. Quotes from famous sources begin each season, as when we read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s lusty “Spring in the world! And all things are made new!” With great care and timing, a passel of poets tap into those elements in each season that speaks both to child and adult readers. “Suddenly Green” by James Hayford says that “Our trees have grown skin / And birds have moved in.” Meanwhile Rebecca Kai Dotlich admits that she is “Bewitched by Autumn”, conjuring up Halloween with its “bits of legend in a broth”. By the end, every season has had its say, the last by Sanderson Vanderbilt tying it all together, speaking of the boy who shovels the dirty snow, “helping spring come.” Backmatter includes Acknowledgments, an Index of Titles, and Index of Authors, and an Index of First Lines.


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