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This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgivenessby Joyce Sidman
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In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merzs class writes poems about crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed.
When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back. A mesmerizing collection of poetry that's perfect for inspiring children age nine and up to find their own poetic voice.
About the Author
Joyce Sidman lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. www.joycesidman.com
Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a brilliant painter of many worlds. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates sculptures and large paintings, which can be viewed at an art gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. She divides her time between Stonington, Connecticut, and her house on Prince Edward Island.
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