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Birds on a Wire: A Renga 'Round Town

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Two poetry masters create a slice of American life, in renga form. This portrait of a day in the life of an American village is told in an ancient poetic form known as the renga (meaning "linked verse"), in which one poet writes a verse and another poet responds to that. Then the first poet adds another verse, and so on. Each verse links somehow with the one preceding it but not with the others. This means that each new verse takes the story in a completely different direction as each poet comes up with a clever way to connect the new verse. Birds on a Wire, a Parents' Choice and IRA Teachers' Choice book, is a random romp around town.

Synopsis:

Follow a hound, a cat, a cricket ... the florist, two boys, the old doctor ... a mouse, a hawk, birds on a wire. See the life of a small town in all its variety and beauty.

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis has written many books, and his short stories and poems have been published in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Paul B. Janeczko is an author, a teacher, and a poet. Growing up, he didn't much like school, preferring sports. He was a reader, however, thanks to the Hardy boys. He lives in western Maine.

Gary Lippincott has a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has received numerous awards for his artwork at science-fiction and fantasy conventions. He lives in Royalston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590783832
Publisher:
Wordsong
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Illustrator:
Lippincott, Gary
Author:
Lewis, J. Patrick
Author:
Janeczko, Paul B.
Author:
Lippincott, Gary
Subject:
Renga, American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
City life
Subject:
Town Life
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 1.21 lb
Age Level:
08-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Picture Books » Nursery Rhymes
Children's » Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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Product details 32 pages Wordsong - English 9781590783832 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Follow a hound, a cat, a cricket ... the florist, two boys, the old doctor ... a mouse, a hawk, birds on a wire. See the life of a small town in all its variety and beauty.
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