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 is the anthologist of almost fifty collections, including the award-winning A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all illustrated by Chris Raschka. He is also the author of Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto and Worlds Afire, a collection of poems about the 1944 circus fire in Hartford. Paul B. Janeczko lives in Hebron, Maine.
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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