Popcorn by James Stevenson

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Here is James Stevenson's follow-up to his popular poetry collection, Sweet Corn, which School Library Journal labeled in a starred review "A book to savor." Inside this volume are poems to make you laugh and poems to make you dream...and wonder ...and think. Some are exuberant and some are quirky and some are sad, but each and every one will leave you hungry for more. So open the book, dig in-and enjoy!

About James Stevenson

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James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.
Published January 1, 1998 by SCHOLASTIC INC. @. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“The dredge dredges sludge:/Sludge like fudge,/sludge that won’t budge,/Sludge you wouldn’t care to tudge.” With the same colorfully varied layout and attention to language that made Sweet Corn (1995) memorable, Stevenson harvests a new crop of poems.

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More successful poems present a fuller thought--how the poet notices that a spring crocus ""no bigger than a baby's thumb/ Just arrived from the center of the earth, bearing a message:/ Soon,"" or how the husked corn's ""threads of yellow silk"" in ""zig-zags, scribbles, loops, and swirls"" spell...

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