Love Letters by Arnold Adoff

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A poetry collection enhanced by lavish collages and paintings places secret admirers, klutzes, friends, enemies, moms and dads, and dogs and cats as the objects of humorous and amorous valentines.
 

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Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetr Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetry for young readers, including "Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues,y for young readers, including "Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues, " illustrated by William Cotton; and "Street Music: City Po " illustrated by William Cotton; and "Street Music: City Poems, " illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are availems, " illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are available at your local library. He is the author of "Malcolm X, able at your local library. He is the author of "Malcolm X, " illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited" The Po" illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited" The Poetry of Black America. "He has received the NCTE Award for Eetry of Black America. "He has received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped xcellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped speech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him ospeech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him one of the most renowned children's poets of our time. Mrne of the most renowned children's poets of our time. Mr. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, l. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ive in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Desimini has created oil paintings as well as multimedia art for numerous children's books and adult book jackets.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A collection of love poems spoken in the distinct voice of a sibling, schoolmate, student, playmate, secret admirer, and even the self.

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Most of the letters show kindness, but some allow for mixed feelings: one spread, illustrated with mirror images of a teacher, includes notes to both ""Mrs. Nicely"" and her apparent alter-ego, ""Mrs. McNasty."" Replies seldom appear, although a smitten ""Frosty the Snow Boy"" receives a chilly r...

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