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The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination

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A poetry celebration of nature, science, the environment, and the wonder of it all, from the Children's Poet Laureate

The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness. With a focus on the outdoors, this collection taps into today's environmental movement and also presents wonders of nature and science, most especially Darwin's theory of evolution, from which this collection gains its name. Included is an exclusive audio CD of many of the poets reading their own work.

Including dynamic introductions to nine sections of poems, plus brief introductions to many individual poems, this collection reaches out to young people and stimulates their innate curiosity and idealism. This rich collection showcases a wide range of poets, including: Theodore Roethke Dylan Thomas Carl Sandburg Douglas Florian Jeff Moss Jack Prelutsky Mary Ann Hoberman

Review:

"'Science and art have often been cast as opposites, but the division is an artificial one,' reads the introduction to this expansive collection of poems about the natural world. Hoberman, current children's poet laureate, and Winston, a teacher and cultural anthropologist, gather more than 100 poems, grouped by subject (prehistory, trees, reptiles, etc.) from such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, D.H. Lawrence, Jack Prelutsky, and Sylvia Plath, among others (including Hoberman). Footnotes encourage readers to approach the poems both rationally and imaginatively, and a glossary defines scientific and linguistic terms; several poets read their works in an included CD. One provocative highlight is an excerpt from Tomas Transtrmer's March '79, shown in three different translations, underlining the creativity translators employ. Taken in total, the poems encompass nature's multitudinous qualities, from harsher realities ('On my early walk/ I passed the Frog Prince/ dead in a rut of the road,' in Virginia Hamilton Adair's Early Walk) to its ability to inspire at its most microscopic, as Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, 'Atom from atom yawns as far/ As moon from earth,/ as star from star.' Ages 7 — 12. These insightful books take a fresh look at diverse historical topics." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402225178
Author:
Hoberman, Mary Ann
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Selected:
Winston, Linda
Illustrator:
Fortin, Barbara
Author:
Winston, Linda
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Children's poetry
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
9.30x8.32x.81 in. 1.35 lbs.
Age Level:
07-12

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Product details 209 pages Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - English 9781402225178 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Science and art have often been cast as opposites, but the division is an artificial one,' reads the introduction to this expansive collection of poems about the natural world. Hoberman, current children's poet laureate, and Winston, a teacher and cultural anthropologist, gather more than 100 poems, grouped by subject (prehistory, trees, reptiles, etc.) from such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, D.H. Lawrence, Jack Prelutsky, and Sylvia Plath, among others (including Hoberman). Footnotes encourage readers to approach the poems both rationally and imaginatively, and a glossary defines scientific and linguistic terms; several poets read their works in an included CD. One provocative highlight is an excerpt from Tomas Transtrmer's March '79, shown in three different translations, underlining the creativity translators employ. Taken in total, the poems encompass nature's multitudinous qualities, from harsher realities ('On my early walk/ I passed the Frog Prince/ dead in a rut of the road,' in Virginia Hamilton Adair's Early Walk) to its ability to inspire at its most microscopic, as Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, 'Atom from atom yawns as far/ As moon from earth,/ as star from star.' Ages 7 — 12. These insightful books take a fresh look at diverse historical topics." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness.
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