Flights of Fancy: And Other Poems

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The forty original poems in this collection by a noted poet and anthologist are freewheeling--some fanciful, some more realistic. Ranging in subject from bird-watching, a bicycle lane, and a dance rehearsal to huckleberries and airplane seat belts, all of these poems demonstrate the poet's observant eye and sensitive imagination.
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Overview

The forty original poems in this collection by a noted poet and anthologist are freewheeling--some fanciful, some more realistic. Ranging in subject from bird-watching, a bicycle lane, and a dance rehearsal to huckleberries and airplane seat belts, all of these poems demonstrate the poet's observant eye and sensitive imagination.
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Gr 5-7-Forty short poems, three of which have appeared previously. Livingston describes sights and insights in simple, direct language, sometimes with an adult's voice and sometimes with a child's, making private observations or addressing a companion. Though the theme of flight recurs, both literally and figuratively, the selections include some post-Christmas thoughts, several ``Highway Haiku,'' and tributes to Margot Tomes and Jacques D'Amboise. Young readers will find Livingston's writing both easy to follow and imagination-stretching.-John Peters, New York Public Library
Hazel Rochman
In 40 small poems, Livingston leaps from the mundane to the imaginary, making us see street and field, airplane and bird, in a new way. As always, she makes strong use of sound to reinforce sense, whether it's the feeling of grief for a dead pet ("I sing myself a humming song / when I wake up, / and all day long") or the buzzing of a housefly in autumn. Some poems are literally about airplanes, but most of the flights are journeys through memory and play. The nature poems, such as "Highway Haiku," are precise and physical, with sudden surprising imagery. There's a lovely, simple piece about meeting a good friend in a busy place and standing "catty-corner" until the light changes so the two can walk together, swinging arms, on the same side of the street. The cover, with a large airplane in the foreground and skyscrapers behind, will lure kids to poetry that's about the world around them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780689506130
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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