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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (Charlotte Zolotow Book)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Winner, 1989 Newbery Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1988 (ALA)

1988 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1988 Boston Globe?Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction/Poetry

1989 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

1988 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE)

Children's Books of 1988 (Library of Congress)

1988 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

100 Books for Reading and Sharing (NY Public Library)

Synopsis:

'Booming / boisterous / 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.

Synopsis:

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.

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—childrens 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 ODell 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.Pam Conrad is author of The Tub People, The Tub Grandfather, The Lost Sailor and Call Me Ahnighito, all illustrated by Richard Egielski, Animal Lingo, illustrated by Barbara Falk, and Doll Face Has A Party!, illustrated by Brian Selznick. She has also written many acclaimed novels, including Stonewords, Zoe Rising, Prairie Songs, and My Daniel. She lives in Rockville Centre, NY.

Eric Beddows illustrated the Zoom series, for which he has twice won Canada's Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award; the Newbery-winning Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, and Shadow Play, both by Paul Fleischman. He lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060218539
ill.:
Beddows, Eric
Author:
Beddows, Eric
Author:
Bed
Author:
Fleischman, Paul
Author:
dows, Eric
Author:
by Paul Fleischman and Eric Beddows
Publisher:
HarperColl
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:
Poetry : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
Charlotte Zolotow Book
Series Volume:
no. 980
Publication Date:
19880301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.36x6.33x.43 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
100

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (Charlotte Zolotow Book)
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Product details 64 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060218539 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'Booming / boisterous / 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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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