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Poetry Month Review of “Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry” by Julian Peters

This author/artist already illustrated my very favorite poem (“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot,” online here). Now, he somehow managed to figure out what many of the rest of my favorite poems were and include them … Continue reading

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Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Skywriting: Poems to Fly” by J. Patrick Lewis

This unique book for kids offers a history of aviation through poetry and illustration. It begins with the story from Greek mythology about the flight of Icarus. Icarus used wax to hold together the feathers of the wings he constructed. … Continue reading

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Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All” by Douglas Florian

A new book by author/illustrator Douglas Florian is always a treat. His poems are clever, funny, and entertaining for both children and adults. This particular book celebrates difference and diversity, and the richness of the friendships that can result. As … Continue reading

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Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Sylvia’s Bookshop” by Robert Burleigh

This rather unusual book in rhyming verse is narrated by a bookstore, specifically the historic Shakespeare and Company Bookstore that opened in Paris in 1919 by an American woman named Sylvia Beach. This famous bookstore, facing the Seine and across … Continue reading

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Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings” by Matthew Burgess

Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He made up his first poem when he was three. His mother would record his poems in a little book called “Estlin’s Original Poems.” He also invented new … Continue reading

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