Kick In The Head

Awards:   Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2006 Winner of Children's Book Committee Award (Poetry) 2006 Winner of Lupine Award (Picture Book) 2005 Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Gold) 2005
Author:   Janeczko Paul B ,  Raschka Chris
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780763606626


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   04 April 2005
Recommended Age:   From 8 To 99
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Kick In The Head


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Awards

  • Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2006
  • Winner of Children's Book Committee Award (Poetry) 2006
  • Winner of Lupine Award (Picture Book) 2005
  • Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Gold) 2005

Overview

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 29 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:   Walker Books Ltd
Imprint:   Walker Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 26.00cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 26.00cm
Weight:   0.566kg
ISBN:  

9780763606626


ISBN 10:   0763606626
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   04 April 2005
Recommended Age:   From 8 To 99
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Children's (6-12) ,  Educational: Primary & Secondary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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One of the most original illustrators at work today. Publishers Weekly on Chris Raschka


Why, you may ask, does a poem have rules? asks Janeczko in his introduction; The answer is: rules make the writing of a poem more challenging, more exciting. He proceeds to present 29 different poetic types, from the mundane couplet and the deceptively easy haiku to the villanelle, epitaph and pantoum. Each poem, collected from both writers for children and the Old Masters (Lear and Shakespeare), is accompanied by a short explanation (longer explanations appear in the backmatter) and a characteristically playful watercolor, ink, and collage illustration from Raschka (who also keys icons to each poem type). Gary Soto's Ode to Pablo's Tennis Shoes is elegantly flanked by two beat-up sneakers elevated on ornate pedestals; Joan Bransfield Graham's Is There a Villain in Your Villanelle? appears with furtive, trench-coated figures sneaking on and off the page. 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. (Picture book/poetry. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)


Author Information

Paul Janeczko is a poet and teacher who has edited numerous award-winning anthologies. He lives in Maine, USA. Chris Raschka is a writer, illustrator and trained violinist. He lives in America.

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