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Sharing the Seasons

A Book of Poems

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Sharing the Seasons
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A collection of 48 poems, 12 for each of the seasons.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1416902104
9781416902102
Branch Call Number: 811 Sh
Characteristics: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Diaz, David
Hopkins, Lee Bennett

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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.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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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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