Winter Poems by Barbara Rogasky

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A collection of winter poems ranging from late fall to early spring, by such authors as Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Wallace Stevens.
 

About Barbara Rogasky

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BARBARA ROGASKY owns hundreds of books of poetry and has loved poetry for as long as she can remember. "My older sister was a born teacher, and she introduced me to poetry very early. I love it because it is the closest thing to music. Only poetry and music can describe things as they really are".Ms. Rogasky is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Winter Poems, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, which received three starred reviews, was an ALA Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book. She lives in a 175-year-old house in Thetford Hill, Vermont, amidst the spectacular fall foliage that was the inspiration for this book. The late Trina Schart Hyman illustrated dozens of books and became one of the most respected artists in the field of children's literature. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1985 for St. George and the Dragon
 
Published November 1, 1999 by Scholastic, Inc.. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW said, This elegant volume of 25 poems presents a `universe of sky and snow' in poetry and art that will warm the coldest heart. Ages 7-11. (Dec.)

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of perhaps blossoms, perhaps green/ grass'' (Carl Sandburg), Rogasky's selection of 25 poems is wide-ranging, including Shakespeare's ``When icicles hang by the wall'' and excerpts of longer poems by Wordsworth and Hardy, as well as works by Richard Wright, Sara Teasdale and Robert Frost.

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In a starred review, PW said, ""This elegant volume of 25 poems presents a `universe of sky and snow' in poetry and art that will warm the coldest heart."" Ages 7-11.

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