The Putrid Poetic Ponderings of Louis J. Pasternak, AKA Dr. Skullstench

The Putrid Poetic Ponderings of Louis J. Pasternak, AKA Dr. Skullstench

by Laura Purdie Salas

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Overview

The Putrid Poetic Ponderings of Louis J. Pasternak, AKA Dr. Skullstench is a funny read-aloud perfect for your poetry lovers-and your poetry haters. Fourth grader Louis is, shall we say, slightly unhappy about the poetry project at school, and he vows to write gross poems certain to make Miss Sweetmallow regret the unit. Filled with 25 light verse poems by Louis, and a few more lofty ones by his nemesis, Goldie, this story is chapter book length. It's about 6,500 words-great for classroom read-aloud (especially during National Poetry Month) or for independent readers. The notes Louis and his teacher exchange about his poems adds another layer to this genre-blending text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781985133396
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is a children's writer and poet with more than 125 books published. Her titles have been honored with many lovely lists and awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, NCTE Notables, Bank Street Best Books, starred reviews, and more. You can see a more complete listing of awards on her site.

Much of Laura's writing relates to science and the natural world, such as her Can Be... series (Millbrook Press, 2012-2015), If You Were the Moon, and Meet My Family! BookSpeak! Poems About Books (Clarion, 2011), her most well-known book, is a poetry collection all about stories, books, and reading. While Laura loves writing about the amazing world we live in and also about the joy of reading, she also meets lots of kids on her school visits and travels who are not as excited by the beauty of the world as she is. So Laura got in touch with her disgusting side (which, as it turns out, was not all that hard to find) and wrote a book-length story just for them.

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