Edgar Allan Poe's Pie by J. Patrick Lewis
Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems

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Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis
has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston
Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com. Michael Slack is the illustrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie. He lives in Lafayette, California. Visit his website at www.slackart.com.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve.

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Children’s poet laureate Lewis turns poems from Whitman, Frost, Lear, and more into story problems (poetry problems?) to comically absurd effect. Inspired by Dickinson, Lewis writes, “My book closed t

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Children’s poet laureate Lewis turns poems from Whitman, Frost, Lear, and more into story problems (poetry problems?) to comically absurd effect. Inspired by Dickinson, Lewis writes, “My book closed t

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math P...

Portland Book Review

Patrick Lewis in Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems rewrites classic poems to add math problems.

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