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African Acrostics

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African Acrostics
Written by Avis Harley
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763658189
ISBN-13: 9780763658182
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African Acrostics
A Word in Edgeways

author: Avis Harley
illustrator: Deborah Noyes

Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection sends poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they'll never forget. Spot 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 (you have to see it to believe it)— not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and elephants. Oh, my! Back matter includes information about acrostics, nature notes, and a photographer’s note.

“This belongs in every collection — for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Poetry Anthology / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 1/4" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 5
Animals; People & Places; 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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