Earth and Me - Our Family Treeby J. Patrick Patrick Lewis, Christopher Canyon (Illustrator)
The last in a trilogy of Earth's features and habitats, this book explores earth's amazing inhabitants. J. Patrick Lewis weaves his poetry into conversations between pairs of creatures in each major habitat. Readers will gain a sense of the network of nature, conjuring respect for nature's creatures everywhere. The poignant relationship between the animals is powerfully captured in Christopher Canyon's illustrations.
About the Authors: For thirty years J. Patrick Lewis was a college professor, teaching economics. Now he plays with words and hangs out with kids at elementary schools. He is out to prove that "poetry is ear candy," and to inspire a simpatico connection with the natural wonders that surround us. "If there is a better way to spend a lifetime," he says, "I can't imagine what it would be."
The illustrator, Christopher Canyon is irrepressibly playful as well as passionate about illustrating children's picture books. He teaches illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, is a frequent speaker at professional events, and his illustrations have been displayed in several national exhibitions. But his favorite audience is children and he makes a point of visiting schools often. Two of his previous books for Dawn Publications, The Tree in the Ancient Forest and Stickeen, have won the Benjamin Franklin Award as best illustrated children's picture book of the year. Christopher lives with his wife and cat in central Ohio.
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