African Acrostics

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African Acrostics
Written by Avis Harley
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ISBN-13: 9780763636210
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African Acrostics
A Word in Edgeways

author: Avis Harley
illustrator: Deborah Noyes

Inside every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letter of each line (read top to bottom). But look out! These acrostics not only follow their subjects to Africa, but they also take the form to a whole new level. Here you’ll find the elusive double acrostic (in which the first and last letters of each line spell a message), the cross acrostic (in which the message is read diagonally), and the multiple acrostic (see it to believe it) — not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, leopards, and elephants. Oh, my! Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection is sure to send poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they’ll never forget. Back matter includes information about acrostics, nature notes, and a photographer’s note.

Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs.
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Poetry Anthology / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 1/4" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Africa; Poetry;
author’s comments:
Avis Harley has written several books of poetry for children, including The Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings. Her work has appeared in numerous collections, including Paul B. Janeczko's A Kick in the Head. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
illustrator’s comments:
Deborah Noyes is the author of Hana in the Time of the Tulips, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, and Red Butterfly, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, as well as the editor of Gothic!, The Restless Dead, and A Cabinet of Curiosities. A former zookeeper, she also wrote and illustrated One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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