Mother Earth Father Sky (Hardcover)

Poems of Our Planet

By Jane Yolen, Jennifer Hewitson (Illustrator)

Wordsong, 9781563974144, 64pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1995

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Millions of years have passed, but the earth has remained a singular miracle. Poets have written of its wonders--as well as of our failure to live up to our responsibilities as caretakers of the planet. In this sweeping anthology for young readers, award-winning author Jane Yolen has collected poems of C.S. Lewis, Joseph Langland, William Stafford, Christina Rossetti, and others who have paid tribute to our fragile world. These thirty-five voices cry with joy, grief, and hope for "our Mother the Earth, our Father the Sky."

About the Author

Jane Yolen has published a number of books with Boyds Mills Press, including Jane Yolen's Old MacDonald Songbook and Jane Yolen's Mother Goose Songbook, arranged by Adam Stemple and illustrated by Rosekrans Hoffman, and Water Music: Poems for Children, with photographs by Jason Stemple. Ms Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Jennifer Hewitson has done a number of illustration projects over the years that have coincided with Earth Day. She lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.

Praise For Mother Earth Father Sky: Poems of Our Planet

"An eclectic collection of verse concerning the beauty, the destruction, and the conservation of the earth."--Booklist