Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards))
Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,come smell your way among the trees,come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:Welcome to the night.Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees... show more
Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,come smell your way among the trees,come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:Welcome to the night.Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies—raspberry leaves!—and coos and sings.Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl—but do beware of the great horned owl—for it’s wild and it’s windy way out in the woods! This Newbery Honor-winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection.
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Picture Books
A very nice collection of poetry combined with beautiful illustrations and facts (all about nocturnal life).
These topical nature poems are accompanied by informational text on the opposite page. The design makes this parallel text not distracting. Rick Allen's lino-cut illustrations are remarkable, mostly because of the description of his three-block process. This is painstaking work. I appreciate all the...
It's hard to review poetry collections the way I review novels, so let me just say that every poem in this book was like a perfect spiderweb, or as beautiful as a full moon, or some other poetic image. Admittedly, it's probably impossible for me to dislike a book named for and featuring a poem about...
A stunningly illustrated, excellent collection of poems about creatures of the night