This Big Sky by Pat Mora

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This evocative collection of poems combines Pat Mora¹s simple, yet shining words with Steve Jenkin¹s bright collage images. The landscapes, animals, and people come into sharp focus and the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest are captured.
 

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Pat Mora is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico. Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.
 
Published April 1, 1998 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Some of the poems have an ear-pleasing music that lifts the words from the page and sets them dancing: ""Coyote spies/new moon, slight/grin, high/in the sky./Coyote licks/cold, white/shine, mouthful/of stars."" Others are both postured and tortured: ""Two ravens spread their wings, rise/into whis...

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Some of the poems have an ear-pleasing music that lifts the words from the page and sets them dancing: ``Coyote spies/new moon, slight/grin, high/in the sky./Coyote licks/cold, white/shine, mouthful/of stars.'' Others are both postured and tortured: ``Two ravens spread their wings, rise/into whis...

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In a starred review, PW wrote, "Mora celebrates America's vast, otherworldly Southwest in 14 poems that will delight readers with their playfully evocative images.

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