Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Written by Paul B. Janeczko
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763699713
ISBN-13: 9780763699710
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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

author: Paul B. Janeczko
illustrator: Melissa Sweet

It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet, this anthology invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.

“Sweet’s pictures are, in a word, gorgeous. . . . They capture and expand the spirit and sensibility of the verses they illustrate to wonderful effect.” — Booklist (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763699713 /  9780763699710
on sale date:
03/2018
type/format:
Anthology / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Poetry; Poetry; Science & Nature; Concepts;
author’s comments:
Paul B. Janeczko (1945–2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems, illustrated by Richard Jones. He also wrote Worlds Afire; Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto; Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing; Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles, a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis.
illustrator’s comments:
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly one hundred books for children, including A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the creator of Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, a 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner. Melissa Sweet lives in Rockport, Maine.
 
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