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 Josée 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 several poetry and nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Minnesota, and you can find out more about her at www.laurasalas.com.


Josee Bisaillon grew up in St. Hyacinthe, Canada. Rather than following in her father s footsteps as a veterinary surgeon, she elected to make cutpaper animals: they were colorful, low maintenance and always in fine health. Her illustrations, focused on animals, are a mixture of collage, drawings and digital montage.
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