The Story Goes On by Aileen Fisher

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In this exquisitely illustrated picture book, one of America's foremost poets for young people describes the ongoing cycle of life. A seed sprouts and is quickly devoured by a bug. Then a bright green frog appears and makes a meal of the bug. And the story goes on...from bug to snake to hawk to hunter...until a seed begins to sprout. This wonderful poem deftly deals with a sensitive subject and is inventively illustrated by a prodigiously talented young artist.
 

About Aileen Fisher

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Aileen Fisher (1907-2002) received many awards and citations during her long and distinguished career, culminating in the 1978 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lived in Boulder, Colorado, for many years. Mique Moriuchi spent much of her childhood in Japan and currently lives in Cornwall, England. This is the first picture book she has illustrated.
 
Published August 1, 2004 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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First published in 1968 and newly illustrated by Vitale, this is a history of the Christian celebration of Easter that, after briefly recounting the story of the Resurrection, links the holiday to other spring festivals, covers the ancient custom of giving the gift of an egg (a symbol of the new ...

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Fisher adopts a simple verse style to record the cycle of nature: It all starts with a seed, whose sprout is promptly eaten by a bug, which is snatched up by a frog, which in turn is gobbled by a snake, and on up the food chain until busy sexton bugs get to work on the remains of it all.

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This reissued picture book condenses the Bible accounts of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, and includes Easter lore and holiday traditions from many nations.

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Fisher condenses and makes plain the Bible accounts of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ and introduces young readers to the Easter season traditions from around the world in her newly reissued picture book.

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The poet's stylish lines capture nature's small dramas: after a bug nibbles at a tender leaf, ""with the stealth of a thief,/ a frog's sticky tongue/ flicks out at the leaf/ and snatches a meal.../ the bug comes to grief."" The accompanying collage incorporates bold graphic shapes to startling ef...

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