African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways


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“This belongs in every collection — for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection sends poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they'll never forget. Spot the elusive double acrostic (in which the first and last letters of each line spell a message), the cross acrostic (in which the message is read diagonally), and the multiple acrostic (you have to see it to believe it)— not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and elephants. Oh, my! Back matter includes information about acrostics, nature notes, and a photographer’s note.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763658182
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,153,854
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avis Harley has written several books of poetry for children, including The Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings. Her work has appeared in numerous collections, including Paul B. Janeczko's A Kick in the Head. She lives in Vancouver, Canada

Deborah Noyes is the author of Hana in the Time of the Tulips, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, and Red Butterfly,illustrated by Sophie Blackall, as well as the editor of Gothic!, The Restless Dead, and A Cabinet of Curiosities. A former zookeeper, she also wrote and illustrated One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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