A World of Wonders by J. Patrick Lewis
Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme

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Could anyone somersault across the San Andreas fault? Why was Hawaii named after a Sandwich? Of longitude and latitude, which has more "flatitude"?

You'll travel the globe (and some of the sky) discovering answers to these and other questions you never knew to ask! There are all sorts of amazing things to know about thousands of "spaces and places to be" within the fantastical world of GE-OG-RA-PHY. Dive in, come aboard, zip along, take it slow-traveling by book is a great way to go!
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Poetry and is our current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. In Fall 2012, he has two other books scheduled: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle) and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (an anthology Lewis edited for National Geographic). He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Alison Jay is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children. She lives in London, England.
 
Published March 4, 2002 by Dial. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But he and Jay (Picture This…) also convey a sobering message in "Two Animals Talking": a boy says to a beetle, " 'Behold all we have conquered, and/ The continents we've crossed!'/ 'But since you always win,' said Beetle,/ 'What have others lost?' " as the artwork shows a dark billowing cloud...

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