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Nothing's the End of the World
     

Nothing's the End of the World

by Sara Holbrook
 

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Any child who has faced a surprise test, received the worst haircut in history, or felt misunderstood will find much to love in this funny and triumphant collection of poems. Sara Holbrook acknowledges such miseries with insight and moxie. Humorously illustrated by J.J. Smith-Moore, the poems confirm that, whatever the evidence to the contrary, nothing's the end of

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Any child who has faced a surprise test, received the worst haircut in history, or felt misunderstood will find much to love in this funny and triumphant collection of poems. Sara Holbrook acknowledges such miseries with insight and moxie. Humorously illustrated by J.J. Smith-Moore, the poems confirm that, whatever the evidence to the contrary, nothing's the end of the world.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Typical childhood and adolescent miseries-having to wear glasses and braces; getting up early; embarrassing moments at school; losing at try-outs; forgetting things; coping with grown-ups, crushes, siblings-are the subjects of these 40 light verses, most of which are written in rhymed (sometimes forced) meter. Humorous pen-and-ink sketches accompany most of the selections. This collection is reminiscent of Judith Viorst's If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries (Atheneum, 1981), but is less original in format. Additional fare that zeroes in on preadolescents' emotional ups and downs.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563972492
Publisher:
Boyds Mills Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sara Holbrook began writing poems for her children to record the trials and joys of growing up. Since 1990, Ms. Holbrook has worked as a poet in schools, sharing her poems, with children. She lives in Bay Village, Ohio.

J.J. Smith-Moore has illustrated more than ten children's books. Her work has appeared regularly for the past thirteen years in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. She lives with her husband and their two small children in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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