A Meal of the Stars by Dana Jensen
Poems Up and Down

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Engaging and innovative, A Meal of the Stars shows how we live in a swaying, crashing, rising, falling–but utterly magical–world. With art merry and spirited, this distinctive collection of up and down poems reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary, resulting in a book young readers won’t want to put down!

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Dana Jensen both writes poetry and teaches it to children. He has taught poetry with the Twin Cities' COMPAS Writers and Artists in the School's program for many years. He makes his debut with this collection. TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou; The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, which was choosen as an IRA-CBC Children's Choice; and The End of the Beginning by Avi. She lives with her family in northern New Mexico.
Published March 20, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A waterfall poem reads “roaring / crashing / sparkling / and / white / oh / what / a / thunder / heaving / its / mighty / heart / the / waterfall / splashes / out / its / lovely / blue / music / on / the / slippery / rocks / below.” Poems soar, as in one about a kite, but they can also fall a bit...

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“if/ wind/ is/ right/ and/ string/ is tight/ a/ paper/ kite/ in/ spring/ will/ soar/ above/ leafing/ trees/ to/ loop/ and/ dance/ with/ birds/ and/ clouds/ in/ blue/ skies/ far/ away.” Words and pictures pull readers along in a visceral reading experience.

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