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Out of Wonder : Poems Celebrating Poets
by Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth and Ekua Holmes


Overview - The instant New York Times bestseller

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.

Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The instant New York Times bestseller

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.

Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763680947
  • ISBN-10: 076368094X
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 56
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Wisdom from Lucille Clifton (Poems come out of wonder, not out of knowing) inspires the title for this collection from Newbery Medalist Alexander (The Crossover) and collaborators Colderley and Wentworth. Together, they supply poems honoringand in the style of20 poets, including Rumi, Langston Hughes, and Gwendolyn Brooks. The results range from simple description (a trendsetter, and a rule breaker, writes Colderley about William Carlos Williams) to Alexanders fresh and startling love song à la E.E. Cummings (It is such a happy thing to yes the next with you/ to walk on magic love rugs beneath the what). Caldecott Honorwinner Holmess (Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer) textured-paper collages use bold, angular forms and sunlit colors to spotlight poets and their subject matter, such as the dancers in a poem inspired by Ugandan poet Okot pBitek, their outstretched fingers echoed in the rays of the sun above. The exercise of celebrating poets in their own voices leads naturally to the idea of the classroom writing promptwhich Colderley, writing haiku in the style of Basho, seems to anticipate: Pens scratching paper/ Syllables counted with care/ Poets blossoming. Ages 812. (Mar.)

 
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