Talking Like the Rain by X. J. Kennedy
A Read-to-Me Book of Poems

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A collection of poems and illustrations celebrating the lives of children includes works by A. A. Milne, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many new voices and is divided into sections on Day and Night, Just for Fun, and others.

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X. J. Kennedy has published 12 children's books with his wife, Dorothy M. Kennedy. In 2000, he won the Excellence in Children's Poetry Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kenndy live in Lexington, Massachusetts. Jane Dyer is the acclaimed illustrator/author of more than 50 books, including Animal Crackers, and the bestselling picture books, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis and Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Massachusetts.
Published April 1, 2002 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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The Kennedys' combined experience as poet, educators, and writers is evident in the variety and depth of the selections here, topically grouped (``Play,'' ``Birds, Bugs, and Beasts,'' etc.) and ranging from the classical (Stevenson and Lear) through folk rhymes and songs to a good assortment of m...

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In both content and design this is an unusually striking anthology. The title, from Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa (``Speak again. Speak like rain''), provides a selection basis for the more than 120 po

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