A Meal of the Stars

Poems Up and Down

By Dana Jensen; Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547390079, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

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Half the fun is figuring out how to read this fresh collection of up and down poems for young readers! Engaging and innovative, A Meal of the Stars shows how we live in a swaying, crashing, rising, falling—but utterly magical—world.

About the Author

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 Hat by Mem Fox, which was choosen as an IRA-CBC Children's Choice; and The End of the Beginning by Avi. She lives with her family in northern New Mexico.

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

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