When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back.
In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz’s class writes of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed.
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Joyce Sidman received a Newbery Honor for Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.joycesidman.com.
Pamela Zagarenski received a Caldecott Honor for Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors, by Joyce Sidman. She lives in Stonington, Connecticut.