Swan Song by J. Patrick Lewis
Poems of Extinction (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards )

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In this award-winning picture book, evocatively illustrated wood engravings combine with stirring poems to celebrate the lives and commemorate the deaths of 20 of the hundreds of animals that have gone extinct over the last three centuries.


About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Chris Wormell's other books include: Where I Live and What I Eat, Blue Rabbit and Friends, Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, and Animal Train. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published September 1, 2003 by Creative Editions. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The tone is uniformly solemn and often accusatory: "Sixty million improbable years—/ The Elephant Bird's timespan—/ Till the Elephant Bird, the Elephant Bird/ Met up with the likes of Man."

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McCrory brings the character of Lewis Morrison, Swan Song’s male lead, across in vivid detail with a few well-chosen words.

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