A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle

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Is it hard to write poetry? In an old barn, a girl sits at a table and writes poems. She notices the rooster and the weather vane and how, in unexpected ways, they have much in common. She writes about writing poetry. It’s not easy! Finally, in the late-night silence, “a small gray verse runs squeaking down one of the rafters/just as the moon floats in through the double barn door.” Discover fourteen extraordinary poems about the world around us—and the world within our imaginations—exquisitely illustrated with dreamlike images by a master painter.
 

About Alice Schertle

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ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Little Blue Truck and  Little Blue Truck Leads the Way . She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Wendell Minor is the celebrated illustrator of more than forty picture books for children. His work reflects his deep interest in American history and American landscape and his desire to bring the natural world to children. He currently lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, author Florence Friedmann Minor. Visit him at www.minorart.com . 
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Diane Pub. 28 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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this image frames the collection, which follows the writer from morning to night, closing with ""a poem about a barn"" where not only bales of hay but ""stanzas/ are/ stacked/ to the ceiling."" Some poems describe what the girl sees from her perch--the sheep that from a distance look like ""soft ...

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