Sea Stars: Saltwater Poems (Hardcover)

Saltwater Poems

By Avis Harley, Margaret Butschler (Photographer)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590784297, 35pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006



Graceful use of traditional poetic forms like haiku and tanka provides inspiration for young readers to create their own writing. Is a crab just an underwater toe-pincher? What advice do sea otters give to cure insomnia? Who is the seamstress of the sea? Avis Harley's poems invite readers to explore these and other mysteries of our great oceans. Full-color photographs capture the critters in question, and a Looking Deeper section offers exciting facts that keep kids reading.

About the Author

Avis Harley has been involved in education for many years, having taught in schools in Canada and England. She lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Margaret Butschler has developed outreach conservation programs at the Vancouver Aquarium during her twenty-eight years on staff. Her photography is featured in exhibits, textbooks, magazines, and brochures.She lives with her husband in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada."