Everything Is a Poem (Hardcover)

The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

By J. Patrick Lewis, Maria Cristina Pritelli (Illustrator)

Creative Editions, 9781568462400, 88pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2014



J. Patrick Lewis did not come under poetry's spell until late in life--but when it struck, the former college economics professor was entranced.This collection celebrates some of his best poems for children--some silly, some serious, some historical, some invention, but all aimed to delight.The vibrant and playful illustrations of Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli lend a sense of vitality to the words, underscoring the idea that Everything Is a Poem.

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis spent years as an economics professor before finding his passion as a writer. Today he holds an esteemed reputation in children's publishing, having authored more than 70 picture books, including such acclaimed titles as Black Cat Bone and The House. In 2011, he was honored with the NCTE Poetry Award and chosen to serve as the Children's Poet Laureate. Maria Cristina Pritelli is a self-taught Italian artist who began illustrating children's books after being inspired by the work of artist Giacinto Gaudenzi. Her work has been published internationally and selected three times for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.