A Crack In The Clouds And Other Poems by Constance Levy

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The world around us is celebrated in this new collection of thirty-eight original poems. Constance Levy's thoughtful words and clear images allow us to experience the small details of everyday things, like the lingering fragrance of mint after rubbing a mint leaf between your fingers, while at the same time offering up humor-touched insights into how ordinary things may be extraordinary. For example, wouldn't a round, lacy spiderweb make the perfect cloth for a manhole cover?

Illustrated with softly-rendered black-and-white drawings, these verses will stir young readers' imaginations and deepen their appreciation of the natural world.


About Constance Levy

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CONSTANCE LEVY is the author of "A Crack in the Clouds and Other Poems" and "Splash! Poems of Our Watery World," She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. HIROE NAKATA has illustrated several books for children, including "My Book of Thanks "and "Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate," She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published November 1, 1998 by Margaret K. McElderry. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In “Corn Smiles,” Levy (A Tree Place, 1994, etc.) sees inside the ear of corn: “Corn teeth/in the widest grin.” “Herb Garden” merrily rhymes “bouquet” with “gourmet,” and “Jack-o’-Lantern” notes “you can’t be any/oranger than that.” A few poems play with shaped text on the page;

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