A Meal of the Stars

A Meal of the Stars

Poems Up and Down

By Dana Jensen; Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547390079, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

Engaging and innovative, "A Meal of the Stars" shows how we live in a swaying, crashing, rising, falling but utterly magical world. With art merry and spirited, this distinctive collection of up and down poems reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary, resulting in a book young readers won t want to put down

About the Author
Dana Jensen both writes poetry and teaches it to children.Hehastaught poetrywith the Twin Cities COMPAS Writers and Artists in the School s program for many years. He makes his debut with this collection.

TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou;The Magic Hatby Mem Fox; "The End of the Beginning" by Avi; and her own Follow Me.

Praise For A Meal of the Stars

"Imaginative and accessible, these verses show how the most ordinary of pleasures can pique a child's or a pair of friends' curiosity to explore the natural and urban worlds."--Booklist

"This quiet, thoughtful collection shows that not all poetry is meant to be read in a straightforward manner."--School Library Journal "Words and pictures pull readers along in a visceral reading experience."--Publishers Weekly