The Sun Is Up: A Child's Year of Poems by William Jay Smith, Jane C. Wright, Carol Ra |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Sun Is Up: A Child's Year of Poems

The Sun Is Up: A Child's Year of Poems

by William Jay Smith, Jane C. Wright, Carol Ra
     
 

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Children's Literature - Karen Saxe
From classics by Langston Hughes and Robert Louis Stevenson, to newer and lesser-known poems of the two authors listed, this warm and cozy compilation takes us through the year. One or two poems are given for each month and these are accompanied by very nice traditional (somewhat Victorian in style) illustrations. There are also a few poems dedicated to special holidays.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This collection of short, sentimental verse highlights a number of previously unpublished poems by Smith and Ra, in addition to the writings of classic poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Sara Teasdale, Sir Walter Scott, and Langston Hughes. The fine compilation takes young readers through the seasons with vivid imagery that captures the essence of the changing months and their accompanying celebrations. From the cold evening glow of February's twilight to the weaving of rainbow ribbons for the Maypole dance, from July rockets zooming to an October night of grinning pumpkins, full-page watercolor and dye illustrations follow the progression of the days. The art has an old-fashioned look and a slight overindulgence of sweetness in its representation of cherubic little boys and girls. Nonetheless, this is an appealing and useful addition.-Selene S. Vasquez, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563970290
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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