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Joyful noise : poems for two voices

Author: Paul Fleischman; Eric Beddows
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Written to be read aloud by two voices-sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous-here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fleischman; Eric Beddows
ISBN: 0060218525 9780060218522 0060218533 9780060218539 0064460932 9780064460934
OCLC Number: 16223845
Notes: "A Charlotte Zolotow book."
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1989.
ALA Notable Children's Book
ALA Best Book for young adults
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
Notable Children's book in the Language Arts (NCTE)
Description: 44 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Grasshoppers --
Water striders --
Mayflies --
Fireflies --
Book lice --
Moth's serenade --
Water boatmen --
Digger wasp --
Cicadas --
Honeybees --
Whirligig beetles --
Requiem --
House crickets --
Chrysalis diary.
Responsibility: Paul Fleischman ; illustrated by Eric Beddows.
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From the Publisher: Written to be read aloud by two voices-sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous-here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterious/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows's vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way. A clear and fascinating guide to the insect world-from chrysalis butterflies to whirligig beetles-and an exultant celebration of life.

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