Kick In The Head

Author:   Janeczko Paul B. ,  Raschka Chris
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
ISBN:  

9780763641320


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Recommended Age:   8+
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This book presents an introduction to the many fascinating ways poetic forms take shape. As Robert Frost once said, 'Poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net'. In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, illuminating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life.

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Author:   Janeczko Paul B. ,  Raschka Chris
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Imprint:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 25.00cm , Height: 0.50cm , Length: 24.90cm
Weight:   0.348kg
ISBN:  

9780763641320


ISBN 10:   0763641324
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Recommended Age:   8+
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other. --School Library Journal (starred review) This is the introduction that will ignite enthusiasm. The airy spaces between the words and images will invite readers to find their own responses to the poems and encourage their interest in the underlying rules, which, Janeczko says, 'make poetry-like sports-more fun.' --Booklist (starred review) The title poem proclaims that 'poetry jumpstarts . . . imagination'; this book shows how that's done. --The Horn Book (starred review) Janeczko's disciplined but accessible examples, plus Raschka's spirited Asian-inspired images, add oomph to this joyful poetry lesson, sure to be welcomed by teachers and aspiring poets everywhere. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) A beautiful, beautifully clear celebration of the discipline of poetry--and the possibilities offered by that discipline--this offering will find use both in the hands of eager poets and on the reference shelf. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Featured/recommended --Parenting Press e-zine


Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other.--School Library Journal (starred review) This is the introduction that will ignite enthusiasm. The airy spaces between the words and images will invite readers to find their own responses to the poems and encourage their interest in the underlying rules, which, Janeczko says, 'make poetry-like sports-more fun.'--Booklist (starred review) The title poem proclaims that 'poetry jumpstarts . . . imagination'; this book shows how that's done.--The Horn Book (starred review) Janeczko's disciplined but accessible examples, plus Raschka's spirited Asian-inspired images, add oomph to this joyful poetry lesson, sure to be welcomed by teachers and aspiring poets everywhere.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) A beautiful, beautifully clear celebration of the discipline of poetry--and the possibilities offered by that discipline--this offering will find use both in the hands of eager poets and on the reference shelf.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Featured/recommended--Parenting Press e-zine


Author Information

Paul B. Janeczko acts as an editor, anthologist, poet and teacher in his many award-winning books. He has also edited over twenty poetry anthologies for young readers. He taught high-school English for 22 years before leaving to become a visiting poet. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Hebron, Maine. Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1959. He is an author, illustrator and violist and winner of the 2006 Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window. A Kick in the Head was also a 2006 WOW! Award winner. He has published over thirty books.

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