Quiet, Please by Eve Merriam

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Peaceful poetry accompanied by elegant paintings capture life's quiet moments and serene pleasures, such as a starfish spreading its arms or moonlight making a checkerboard on a brick wall.

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Eve Merriam was an Obie Award-winning playwright and a winner of the National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. During her distinguished career she authored more than fifty books including It Doesn't Always Have To Rhyme, 12 Ways to Get to 11, The Inner City Mother Goose, and Low Song. Ms. Merriam died in 1992.
Published October 1, 1993 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Still, this small addition to a distinguished oeuvre can be used as a concept-extender or as inspiration for similar lists, while the words benefit from Hamanaka's visualization: spare, boldly rendered compositions, glowing with luminosity and richly saturated color.

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