The Earth Is Painted Green by Barbara Brenner
A Garden of Poems About Our Planet

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A collection of nearly one hundred poems, from authors including Carl Sandburg, Shel Silverstein, John Ciardi, and Margaret Wise Brown, offers an evocation and celebration of the miracle of nature and the wonders of Earth.

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Barbara Brenner was born on June 26, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York. Brenner attended Seton Hall College and Rutgers University from 1942-46, whilst also working as a copy editor at Prudential Insurance Co. from 1942 - 46. Her freelance work as an artistżs agent prepared her for a literary life, as after the birth of her two children she began work on her first book Somebodyżs Slippers, Somebodyżs Shoes, published in 1957. She followed this book with an educational picture book entitled Barto Takes the Subway, designed to improve reading comprehension and sight vocabulary. Her artistic development continued when she began to collaborate with her husband, illustrator Fred Brenner, on The Flying Patchwork Quilt. Her next book, On the Frontier with Mr. Audubon, was selected by School Library Journal as The Best of the Best among childrenżs books published over 26 seasons. One of her best-selling titles was Wagon Wheels (published in 1978), which deals with the trials and tribulations of a close-knit African American family. In 1986, Brenner was honored with the Pennsylvania School Librariansż Associationżs Outstanding Pennsylvania Author Award. Brennerżs most celebrated book is a collection entitled Voices: Poetry and Art from around the World, for which she was chief editor. This book received an ALA Notable Book for Children mention and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults award. Her works include Chibi, Thinking about Ants, and Voices: Poetry and Art From Around the World. S. D. Schindler has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in Philadelphia.
Published March 1, 2000 by Byron Preiss Publications. 81 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A veteran author and illustrator bring their common interest in nature to a beautiful anthology of high-quality poetry: 91 poems from such as Roethke, Sandburg, Ciardi, Merriam, Millay, and Zolotow and from Leila and Tanya Dreskin (ages 5 and 7), plus several haiku and Native American songs.

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Brenner groups her selections in eight parts--from ``Earth Green'' (poems about the ``magic and power of Earth's green things'') to ``Forever Green'' (poems about the ``perils to our environment'')--each with a short introduction.

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