Grandparent Poems by John Micklos

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Grandparents may tell stories, knit, garden, bake, or even yodel, and in doing so they act as teachers and role models for their grandchildren. Grandmothers and grandfathers bridge the generations, linking the past with the future; and they form a close, loving bond with their grandchildren that endures beyond life itself. In this companion book to Mommy Poems and Daddy Poems, poet and anthologist John Micklos has collected twenty-two poems that depict the fun, generosity, and companionship that grandparents provide. Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Jeff Moss, Jane Medina, Nikki Grimes, and Mr. Micklos himself honor the love and strength that grandparents bring to their families.

About John Micklos

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John Micklos the editor in chief ofReading Today,the membership newspaper of the International Reading Association, and past president of the Association of Educational Publishers. His previous books includeDaddy PoemsandMommy Poems.He lives in Newark, Delaware.Layne Johnsonhas illustrated a number of books for young readers, includingBen, King of the Riverby David Gifaldi,Brian's Birdby Patricia A. Davis, andWhere Horse's Run Freeby Joy Cowley. He lives in Houston, Texas. Deeply interested in children's literature, John Micklos Jr. saw a need in his community and set out to fill it. He initiated a monthly newspaper column, "Children's Book Bag," in which he reviews several of the latest titles in children's books for his local weekly newspaper. And that's only one way John's knowledge and enthusiasm for good reading serves others. John is Managing Editor, Newspaper, Book, and Special Projects for the International Reading Association. He is editor of Reading Today, IRA's bimonthly membership newspaper, and is also involved in editing book manuscripts. In addition, he handles print marketing for the IRA publications program. An active free-lance writer in his spare time, John knew he wanted to be a writer since age eight, when he wrote a twenty page book about a talking pig that travels into space. His first book since that effort, Leonard Nimoy: A Star's Trek, was published in 1988 by Dillon Press of Minneapolis. The author of nearly 75 newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, John is a former contributing editor to Delaware Today magazine. John is a member of the Educational Press Association, Education Writer's Association, National Writer's Club, and St. David's Christian Writer's Association. John and his wife, Deborah Amsden, a home economist with the New Castle County Cooperative Extension Service, live in Newark, Delaware. Layne Johnson has created art for more than twenty books for children, including the Western Heritage Award winning Off Like the Wind, The First Ride of the Pony Express (by Michael P. Spradlin) and the acclaimed Farmer George Plants a Nation (by Peggy Thomas), a picture book biography of George Washington's life as a farmer, inventor, and scientist. Mr. Johnson speaks frequently in schools and libraries and enjoys traveling to historic sites. He lives in Texas with his wife. You can visithim on the web at:
Published March 1, 2004 by Wordsong. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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