Wonderful Words

Poems about Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

By Lee Bennett Hopkins (Selected by); Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689835889, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2004

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Description

Come, words, come in your every color.
Whether we are sharing poems or secrets, acting onstage, or just telling jokes, the words we use are our best friends. Join acclaimed poet Lee Bennett Hopkins in this glorious collection celebrating words in speech, reading, language, and drama and how they influence our lives. Works by Emily Dickinson, Eve Merriam, and Nikki Grimes make whispers, metaphors, and dreams come alive, while Karen Barbour's illustrations interpret the magic of language with vivid hues. This is a collection sure to inspire wordsmiths of all ages, over and over. And just maybe there's a poet who didn't know it in you!




About the Author
LEE BENNETT HOPKINS, acclaimed poet and writer, has created numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young readers. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, which honors his body of work. Hopkins's books have won many accolades, and in early 2015, a third award was established in his name: the Lee Bennett Hopkins SCBWI Poetry Award, to "recognize and encourage the publication of an excellentbook of poetry or anthology for children and/or young adults." He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.



KARENBARBOUR lives in Iverness, California. She is also the illustrator of IHave an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting, Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester, and Poetry for Young People: African American Poems, edited by Arnold Rampersad and Marcellus Blount.
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