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Awards

1989 Newbery Medal

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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, a companion to I Am Phoenix, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterios/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.

Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world — from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles — but an exultant celebration of life.

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"Beddows's black-and-white drawings blend biology-text accuracy with charming cartoon fancies and keep pace with the imaginative verse." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Written to be read aloud by two voices, here are poems--funny, sad, loud, and quiet--that resound with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. "This marvelous, lyrical evocation of the insect world demands accolades. . . . There are 14 poems in the handsomely designed volume, with wonderfully interpretive illustrations. Each selection is a gem, polished to perfection".--The Horn Book. Newbery Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

About the Author

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California in a house with a printing press, a grand piano, a shortwave radio, and his father — children's author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets — I Am Phoenix, Joyful Noise (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal), and Big Talk. His novels built from monologues include Bull Run, a 16-character account of the Civil War's first battle, and Seedfolks — the chronicle of the first year of a Cleveland community garden. His interest in theater inspired his young adult novels Mind's Eye, Seek, and Breakout, all of which revolve around the spoken word. His historical fiction includes Saturnalia and The Borning Room. He's written nonfiction and picture books as well, including Time Train, Weslandia, and Sidewalk Circus.

Alongside the Newbery Medal, he's won a Newbery Honor Book, the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the PEN West Literary Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and most recently was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award. He makes his home in the village of Aromas, California.

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Xdarkblade_236azn, April 3, 2008 (view all comments by Xdarkblade_236azn)
I think that these are some of the best poems written to be spoken aloud by two voices. I have tried with a friend, and no doubt these are some of the most fun and creative poems I have ever seen. With poetry all of insects, from grasshoppers to a diary of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, are sure to excite anybody from young first graders to adults. If you are looking for a book of poems that you could share with somebody, this is it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060218522
Subtitle:
Poems for Two Voices
Author:
Fleischman, Paul
Illustrator:
Beddows, Eric
Author:
Alt, Carol
Author:
Beddows, Eric
Author:
by Paul Fleischman and Eric Beddows
Author:
Alarcon, Daniel
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Insects
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Poâesie enfantine amâericaine
Subject:
Insectes
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
P.S.
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
19880301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4002 in 10 oz
Age Level:
100

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Beddows's black-and-white drawings blend biology-text accuracy with charming cartoon fancies and keep pace with the imaginative verse." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , Written to be read aloud by two voices, here are poems--funny, sad, loud, and quiet--that resound with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. "This marvelous, lyrical evocation of the insect world demands accolades. . . . There are 14 poems in the handsomely designed volume, with wonderfully interpretive illustrations. Each selection is a gem, polished to perfection".--The Horn Book. Newbery Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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