Bookspeak!

Poems about Books

By Laura Purdie Salas; Josee Bisaillon (Illustrator)
Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547223001, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description
A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain. Laura Purdie Salas, the acclaimed author of "Stampede , "is back with another collection of wild and weird, wacky and winsome poems about all the magic to be found on a single bookshelf. In "BookSpeak , "each poem gives voice to a group that seldom gets a voice . . . the books themselves Characters plead for sequels, book jackets strut their stuff, and we get a sneak peek at the raucous parties in the aisles when all the lights go out at the bookstore Illustrator Josee Bisaillon's mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage presents page after page of richly colored spreads filled with action and charm. Together, Salas and Bisaillon deliver a unique collection brimming with ideas as much about spines and dust jackets as they are about adventure and imagination.



About the Author
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.Josee Bisaillon has won many awards for her illustration and was shortlisted twice for the Governor General's Award. Josee lives in Montreal, Quebec, with her husband and their three charming children.



Praise For Bookspeak!

"Well crafted and clever, covering a variety of aspects of books and reading...An appealing offering that will be especially popular with librarians."--School Library Journal   "There's definite readaloud and performance potential here."--Bulletin

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