A Fury of Motion, A by Charles Ghigna
Poems for Boys

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Think poems are for sissies and grandmothers? Then check Charles Ghigna's engaging new book of verse, A Fury of Motion. With style, humor, and passion, Ghigna has created a world in which adolescents and teenagers, especially boys, will find empathy and refuge. In forty-six poems, the poet delivers a hearty mix of verse that conveys the power at the line of scrimmage, the "lost boys" of hunting season, the threat of loneliness, the clarity of autumn, and the silliness of science. Here's a thoroughly appealing book that will attract those teens who believe poetry is far beneath or beyond them.
 

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Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than thirty books of poetry for children and adults including the award-winning Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud, Animal Tracks: Wild Poems for All Ages, and Christmas is Coming! Charles lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his wife, Debra, and son, Chip. Adam McCauley has illustrated books for Jon Scieszka's popular intermediate series, the Time Warp Trio books. His picture books include The Lima Bean Monster by Dan Yaccarino, Martin MacGregor's Snowman by Lisa Broadie Cook, and My Friend Chicken, which he both wrote and illustrated. He lives in San Francisco.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Wordsong. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Kennedy’s cleverly casual introduction with 46 pithy takes on sports (“Football: Sweat / Mud / Dirt / Blood / Snow / Rain / Frost / Pain / Win / Yell / Lose / Hell”), haircuts, and playground politics, as well as more private thoughts, epiphanies, and memorable moments.

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