Autumn poems and colorful photographs work together in this book of verse. Sixteen poems reflect the beauty of the season when the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler. Different signs of the season are captured in the poetic words. The photographs hold the season's moment of the watchful scarecrow in the field, the start of the school year, and the season's holidays that are among the autumn topics in verse. The poet Laura Purdie Salas uses different forms of poetry to describe the typical images of autumn. In the back of the book is a brief description of the five different form of poetry that are used in the book; page numbers are referenced to locate an example of the poetic form. Readers will find acrostic, cinquain, concrete, free verse, and haiku used to describe the harvest season. There are some additional resources listed that may be pursued for more information about poetry. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights: Poems about Fallby Laura Purdie Salas
A collection of original, fall-themed poetry for children accompanied by striking photos. The book demonstrates a variety of common poetic forms and defines poetic devices.
Meet the Author
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.
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