Water Dance by Thomas Locker

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From a gentle mountain pond to a raging waterfall or from a silent ocean mist to a sparkling rainbow, dramatic text and paintings give water voice and substance in this tribute to water in all its glorious forms. Inspiring and informative, Water Dance is a poetic introduction to one of nature’s most basic elements. Scientific facts about water and its role in our lives are included. “Thirteen lushly romantic oil paintings, accompanied by spare, poetic text, offer viewers a sensuous introduction to the water cycle.”--The Bulletin
 

About Thomas Locker

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Thomas Locker was born in New York City in 1937. In the 1960s, he began his career as a landscape painter. In 1982, he decided to try his hand at writing and illustrating children's books. His first, Where the River Begins, was named one of the 10 best illustrated children's books of 1984 in the New York Times Book Review. During his lifetime, he illustrated more than 30 children and young adult books, several of which he also wrote. Some of his works include John Muir: America's Naturalist, Anna and the Bagpiper, The Ice Horse, and The Man who Paints Nature. The books he worked on have received numerous awards including the Christopher Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the New York Times Award for best illustration. He died on March 9, 2012 at the age of 74.
 
Published March 15, 1997 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A first-person narration covers the journey of water on its circular path, as streams, rivers, and oceans evaporate into fog and clouds, only to return to earth as rain: ``I am one thing./I am many things./I am water./This is my dance through our world.'' Of most interest but relegated to the bac...

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""Some people say that I am one thing./ Others say that I am many."" In this poetic soliloquy, water proclaims its many manifestations as it courses through its never-ending cycle: ""In white-silver veils I rise"" as mist;

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