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Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color

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Publisher Comments:

What is orange? What is pink? What is white? Since its original publication in 1961, Hailstones and Halibut Bones, Mary ONeills renowned work of poetry about the colors of the spectrum, has become a modern childrens classic. In 12 vivid poems, ONeill explores and celebrates colors, showing how each one can be heard, touched, smelled, and seen.

John Wallners lavish illustrations, added to the book upon its reissue in 1989, perfectly complement ONeills rich, rhythmic language. Children, parents, educators, and librarians continue to be engaged by this book, a true adventure in poetry and color.

Mary ONeills Hailstones and Halibut Bones was published in 1961, becoming an instant classic.

John Wallner is the award-winning illustrator of more than 30 books for children.

Synopsis:

Since it's original publication in 1961, Hailstones and Halibut Bones, Mary O'Neill's renowned work of poetry about the colors of the spectrum, has become modern children's classic. This new edition, which features lavish illustrations and a fresh design, is sure to be welcomed not only by children, parents, educators, and librarians who already know and love the book, but also by a whole new generation of readers. Mary O'Neill's imaginative poems have been left in tact with all the powerful rhythm and rich language of the original. And the award-winning, critically acclaimed artist John Wallner has captured the essence of the poems with striking and colorful images.

About the Author

Mary O'Neill knew from childhood that she wanted to be a writer. She began her careeras an advertising copywriter, and after becoming a partner in her own agency, she moved to New York. There she divided her time, as author and housewife, and she started to write children's books for Doubleday, of which Hailstones and Halibut Bones is the most famous.

John Wallner is the award-winninf illustrator of more than thirty books for children. His many awards and honors include several ALA Notables, the Certificate of Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Excellence(1080), and the American Writers award for best illustrator (1977).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385244848
Author:
Wallner, John
Author:
Wallner, John
Author:
illustrated by John Wallner
Author:
O'Neill, Mary
Publisher:
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.58x6.44x.41 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 64 pages Doubleday Books for Young Readers - English 9780385244848 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Since it's original publication in 1961, Hailstones and Halibut Bones, Mary O'Neill's renowned work of poetry about the colors of the spectrum, has become modern children's classic. This new edition, which features lavish illustrations and a fresh design, is sure to be welcomed not only by children, parents, educators, and librarians who already know and love the book, but also by a whole new generation of readers. Mary O'Neill's imaginative poems have been left in tact with all the powerful rhythm and rich language of the original. And the award-winning, critically acclaimed artist John Wallner has captured the essence of the poems with striking and colorful images.
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