[Library Edition Audiobook CD format in sturdy Vinyl case.]
[Read by Melissa Hughes and Scott Snively] -- Paul Fleischman is a master of sound, incorporating a soaring, energetic musicality into his writing. His poems for two voices -- ''Joyful Noise'' and ''I Am Phoenix'' -- make for irresistible listening. Whether funny, sad, boisterous, or serene, each poem is a virtuoso performance, skillfully illuminating a unique personality from the natural world.
Joyful Noise -- Written to be read aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a recording of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. Winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal.
I Am Pheonix -- is an exultant celebration of the sounds and essence of the bird world. A companion to Joyful Noise, written to be spoken aloud by two voices these poems perfectly capture the beauty of birds in their singing, soaring and rejoicing.
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Published January 1, 2001
Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.