Skywriting by J. Patrick Lewis
Poems to Fly

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Ever since people have walked, they have dreamed of flying. Prepare to soar in this poetic celebration of dizzying heights and human innovation.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at Laszlo Kubinyi was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Museum School, the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts, where he has also taught. My Kubinyi had art training in Mexico City and has lived in the Middle East; has had a Grammy nomination for best album cover; and has illustrated numerous books, including two which he also wrote. Mr. Kubinyi, his wife and three daughters live in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Published September 1, 2010 by Creative Editions. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thirteen buoyant poems highlight famous and infamous attempts to fly, starting with Icarus's misguided efforts to rise "on wings of wax" in 800 BCE and ending in 2002 with that "behemoth of adventure" and "front-row ticket to celestial theater in the round," Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Tracing the history of flight, this collection of poems celebrates the daring dreams of humans, from Icarus's doomed journey ("Tracing an angel's tracks,/ he rose on wings of wax") to modern space shuttles.

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A Patchwork of Books

The book’s illustrations done by Keith Graves in acrylic paints and colored pencils add to the fun and complement the humorous nature of this poetry collection.Classroom Connection: After sharing this book with children, it might be fun to have them select their favorite “record breakers” from Th...

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