Edgar Allan Poe's Pie
Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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Children's Poet Laurate J. Patrick Lewis borrows themes from famous poems and flips them on their head to create wacky verses and riddles in a collection of math-based problem-solving parodies, while Michael Slack's illustrations keep the mix of poetry and math light and fun.
Michael Slack is an illustrator, author, and character designer. He lives in Lafayette, California.Visit his website at www.slackart.com.
"Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve."--Kirkus"Teachers and parents might challenge youngsters to try solving the math problems, then introduce them to the classic poems by reading them together."--School Library Journal "Slack's bug-eyed caricatures are an exuberant complement to Lewis's delightfully offbeat union of poetry and math."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This book could come in handy for a variety of different classroom purposes."--Booklist