The Pain Tree: And Other Teenage Angst-Ridden Poetry

The Pain Tree: And Other Teenage Angst-Ridden Poetry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618047581
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Once they discovered zines, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson never stopped making them. They’ve had illustrations in Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly and on CD covers and MTV; they’ve written and illustrated picture books; their paintings appear in art galleries—and still they keep making zines (and lots of friends while they’re at it). They live and work in southern California.

Like many kids raised in the 70's, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, its neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog.

Table of Contents

Words from the Artists6
Thoughts of the Different13
waste o'time17
The Pain Tree21
Final Words25
Not a Doll26
In My Mind29
Nice, Nice, Nice34
The Hand37
Following Directions38
"Wake Up"46
"Friendly" High50
The Ice Cream Vendors53
What Did I Do?54
Maggot Memories58
The Poets60
The Artists64

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"With the appeal of poetry today, this collection is a musthave for any library serving young adults." VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

"An accessible and visually appealing collection of poetry culled from teen Web sites and magazines." School Library Journal

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