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Water Music: Poems for Children
     

Water Music: Poems for Children

by Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple (Photographer)
 

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In pond, river, and ocean, as a solid, liquid, or gas, water is everywhere. But what does it evoke? What emotions are brought forth when we hear the crash of surf, see the rush of a stream, or feel the tickle of soap bubbles on our skin? In thoughtful poems, renowned author Jane Yolen takes a fresh look at water in all its forms, using photographer Jason Stemple's

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In pond, river, and ocean, as a solid, liquid, or gas, water is everywhere. But what does it evoke? What emotions are brought forth when we hear the crash of surf, see the rush of a stream, or feel the tickle of soap bubbles on our skin? In thoughtful poems, renowned author Jane Yolen takes a fresh look at water in all its forms, using photographer Jason Stemple's breathtaking pictures as inspiration. Waterfalls, steams, lakes, ocean waves, even bath water take on new meaning as poet and photographer examine these liquid landscapes through careful words and a camera's lens.

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Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This is a book of poems inspired by Jason Stemple's pictures. The pictures illustrate water in all its forms, and the poems are Yolen's responses. From dewdrops to raindrops, from a trickling stream to Niagara Falls, from a froth of soap bubbles to a puddle to a lake, from icicles to steam-water is music. And Jane Yolen is magnificent.
School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up-Yolen notes that Stemple's stunning full-color photographs were the inspiration for these 17 poems on different aspects of water. Ocean surf, dew drops, soap bubbles, a river, waterfall, icicle, and reflections are among the subjects sensitively wrought in words and pictures. The colors are soft and shimmering, reflecting the mood of quiet contemplation evoked by the verses. The attractively designed layout features one poem and photo per two-page spread. A book that can be appreciated by a wide audience.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590782514
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,326,930
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen is the author of more than two hundred books for young readers and adults. She lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Jason Stemple, a free-lance photographer, provided the photographs for Horizons, Color Me a Rhyme, Once Upon Ice, Water Music, and Snow, Snow--all poetry books for young people written by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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