The Great Frog Race by Kristine O'Connell George
And Other Poems

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A fresh collection of twenty-eight poems about a girl living in the country.

 

About Kristine O'Connell George

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Kristine OConnell George, one of the principal voices in contemporary childrens poetry, has received the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Promising Poet Award. She lives with her family in Agoura, California. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Clarion Books. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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George's first book features small poems about country living, with a spirited introduction by the late Myra Cohn Livingston (B Is for Baby, 1996, etc.), who has presided over better collections as poet and anthologist.

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This first collection of poems by George is a loving appreciation of some of the countryside's greatest treasures (a falling star that won't go to bed and hides in the daisies; a weeping willo

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"This first collection of poems by George is a loving appreciation of some of the countryside's greatest treasures," said PW in a starred review.

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For this poet, inanimate objects are equally miraculous and become trusted friends for their users, like a metal bucket that ""stays with its family/ for life."" George adds variety to the collection with poems about language and an encouraging one for lovers of song who tend to be off-key.

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