Autumn by Steven Schnur
An Alphabet Acrostic

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One brief acrostic poem for each letter of the alphabet from acorn to zero follows the fall season from end of summer to chilly conclusion.
 

About Steven Schnur

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No Bio An enthusiastic and devoted drawer since she was a child, Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. She often brings her printer's aesthetic to her work as an artist and illustrator, producing many of the illustrations for her children's books in her letterpress studio. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.
 
Published August 18, 1997 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A strong graphic presentation is balanced against the clear simplicity of an ingenious text in this captivating picture book.

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ACORN, BARN and CORN begin these 26 alphabetically arranged acrostic verses. Schnur's (The Shadow Children) text is at its best when it is simplest, and each line of the acrostic helps a child underst

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Schnur's (The Shadow Children) text is at its best when it is simplest, and each line of the acrostic helps a child understand how the word contributes to the season, as with JAM (""Jars of freshly made/ Applesauce, jelly, and/ Marmalade sit gleaming on the kitchen shelf"") or SNOW (""Stillness/ ...

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The fall season offers many great read-aloud books for your children to enjoy.

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