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Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets

Author: Kwame Alexander; Chris Colderley; Marjory Wentworth; Ekua Holmes
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Presents a collection of 20 poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Picture books
Picture books for children
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
book jackets
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Children's poetry
American poetry
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Alexander; Chris Colderley; Marjory Wentworth; Ekua Holmes
ISBN: 9780763680947 076368094X 9781549045813 1549045814
OCLC Number: 953805810
Awards: Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, 2018.
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2018.
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017.
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
ALA Notable Books for Children, 2018.
Notable Books of the English Language Arts, 2018.
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2018.
NPR Book Concierge, 2017.
Description: 40 pages, 10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Part 1. Got style? --
How to write a poem : celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye / Kwame Alexander --
In every season : celebrating Robert Frost / Marjory Wentworth --
I like your : celebrating e. e. cummings / Kwame Alexander --
Contemporary haiku : celebrating Bashō / Chris Colderley --
Snapshots : celebrating Nikki Giovanni / Chris Colderley --
Jazz jive jam : celebrating Langston Hughes / Kwame Alexander --
part II. In your shoes --
Walter, age ten : celebrating Walter Dean Myers / Kwame Alexander --
A field of roses : celebrating Emily Dickinson / Chris Colderley --
The blue alphabet : celebrating Terrance Hayes / Marjory Wentworth --
How Billy Collins writes a poem : celebrating Billy Collins / Marjory Wentworth --
The Music of the earth : celebrating Pablo Neruda / Marjory Wentworth --
Tambourine things : celebrating Judith Wright / Chris Colderley --
(Loving) the world and everything in it : celebrating Mary Oliver / Marjory Wentworth --
part III. Thank you --
Hue and cry : celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks / Kwame Alexander --
The poet inside me : celebrating Sandra Cisneros / Chris Colderley --
No idle days : celebrating William Carlos Williams / Chris Colderley --
Song of Uhuru : celebrating Okot p'Bitek / Kwame Alexander --
For our children's children : celebrating Chief Dan George / Chris Colderley --
Spin a song : celebrating Rumi / Marjory Wentworth --
Majestic : celebrating Maya Angelou / Kwame Alexander --
About the poets being celebrated --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Kwame Alexander ; with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.
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Presents a collection of 20 poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.


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Out of Wonder

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2017-04-07) Good Permalink

This is a very unique book in that the authors wrote poems about poets. There are different kinds of poems, and many ways to write them, and this book is a good example of that. At the end of the book there are some pages about the poets that were being celebrated. I think it would be better to read...
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