The Company of Crows: A Book of Poems (Library Binding)

A Book of Poems

By Marilyn Singer, Linda Saport (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618083404, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002



You'd think I learned color from the cardinal or the goldfinch, But no-- I learned it from the crow.

As a group of crows travels through a small town, everyone has something to say about them--from the painter whom they inspire, to the pig who enjoys their company, to the birdwatcher who wonders what the crows think of people. Here are 23 poems, in the voices of humans, animals, crows, and other birds, that offer a unique perspective on the American crow, a bird commonly thought of as a symbol of bad luck. Whimsical, varied, and easily accessible, Marilyn Singer's well-crafted poetry reveals surprising truths about crows, such as their fondness for games like "Pull the Clothespin" and their devotion to family and flock. Linda Saport's breathtaking pastel illustrations are a visual treat, celebrating the natural world and our relationship to it. Author's note.

Praise For The Company of Crows: A Book of Poems

"Children will enjoy the illustrations and language and take pleasure in the thoughts posed in these selections. " School Library Journal

"Singer’s language is lithe and lively. This is an elegant and evocative collection that’s eminently suitable for an outside reading." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Brightly colored, eye-filling outdoor scenes. Singer convincingly demonstrates that crows are well worth the time spent observing them. . .engaging." Booklist, ALA