Spectacular Science by Lee Bennett Hopkins
A Book of Poems

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Science is about questions --

asking them, searching for answers -- as Lee Bennett Hopkins shows in this brilliant collection of poems.

With sensitivity and wonder, poets explore biology, chemistry, physics, and more. They ask how insects know that winter is coming and why the wind sometimes blusters, sometimes pauses. They tell us that a prism bends a beam of light and sand is made of ground rocks. But most of all, they remind us that we're all scientists at heart because of our curiosity.

Lee Bennett Hopkins combines new voices with those of beloved poets like Carl Sandburg, Valerie Worth, and David McCord. And Virginia Halstead's fanciful illustrations are the perfect complement to this thought-provoking anthology. In these pages, you'll discover the glory of science and the scientist in yourself.

 

About Lee Bennett Hopkins

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Lee Bennett Hopkins, a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the area of children's literature. His poetry anthologies include School Supplies, an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists," and Marvelous Math, a Parent's Choice Gold Award winner and a Reading Rainbow selection. Mr. Hopkins's numerous awards and honors include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion (1989) for "lasting contributions to children's literature," and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor Award for his poetry autobiography Been to Yesterdays. He lives in Westchester County and Greenwich Village, New York.
 
Published August 1, 1999 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Fiction

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An intriguing picture book celebrates the sense of wonder that motivates scientists. The first poem, What Is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, catalogues the sheer range of phenomena that science c

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"An intriguing picture book celebrates the sense of wonder that motivates scientists," wrote PW.

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Hopkins (Marvelous Math) includes an enigmatic poem by Carl Sandburg--""The stars tell nothing--and everything""--along with newer poets like Aileen Fisher, who asks in ""The Seed,"" ""How does it know,/ this little seed,/ if it is to grow/ to a flower or weed?"" The real star here is Halstead (D...

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