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By Margaret Atwood. 2005
For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband fights in the Trojan War is not easy -… already aggrieved by the shocking behaviour of her cousin Helen, she must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours, and keep over a hundred lusty, greedy and bloodthirsty suitors at bay. When Odysseus finally returns home and slaughters the suitors, he also brutally hangs Penelope's twelve beloved maids. What were his motives, and what was Penelope herself really up to? 2005.
By Steven Herrick. 2000
Billy runs away from an unhappy family situation to set up house in an abandoned freight car. The story is… revealed in alternating verse, describing the innermost thoughts of the three main characters: 16-year-old Billy; Caitlin, the wealthy townie with whom he forms a bond; and Old Bill, the lawyer-turned-alcoholic hobo to whom Billy reaches out - and who gives Billy an astonishing gift in return. For senior high readers. 2004, c2000.
By Vikram Seth. 1986
Extraordinary novel in verse form, focusing on the soap-operatic tribulations of a group of San Francisco Bay-area yuppies. The entire… work consists of 594 sonnets with four metric feet to a line, including such publication elements as the table of contents and note on the author. Love and ethics are the theme and literary references abound. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 1986.
By Kwame Alexander. 2019
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander brings you How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading. Find… a tree-a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do-and plant yourself. (It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry takes listeners on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.
By Jasmine Warga. 2019
A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to… the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US-and her new label of "Middle Eastern," an identity she's never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises-there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
By Sharon Creech. 2016
This uplifting New York Times bestseller reminds us that if weA??re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises.… Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon CreechA??s Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. Following one familyA??s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow. When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesnA??t know what to expect. SheA??s ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, her parents A??volunteerA? Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named EdnaA??and that stubborn cow, Zora. This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge when we let others into our lives.
By Marion Dane Bauer. 2018
In an astonishing unfurling of our universe, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Caldecott Honor winner Ekua Holmes celebrate… the birth of every child. Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us.
By Kirsten Hall. 2018
Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically… acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.Bzzz… What’s that? Do you hear it? You’re near it. It’s closer, it’s coming, it’s buzzing, it’s humming… A BEE! With zooming, vibrant verse by Kirsten Hall and buzzy, beautiful illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, this celebration of the critically important honeybee is a honey-sweet treasure of a picture book.
THE LADY FROM KENT, by Barbara Nichol, was written over a long period of time. First came a sketch, then… a few verses. Then other verses came along. Nichol finished it on the coast of BC in the back kitchen of a house on Savary Island. Alone, she saw deer pass by. Unafraid. They would stop and graze. Nichol covered the old green wood kitchen table with post-it notes, each representing a verse, moving verses back and forth, around and around on the table, putting the poem together like a puzzle. It sometimes seemed impossible to get it right. She burned to tell the Lady's story: to make people understand this intrepid, confident being. She seemed a person who would not take on the opinions of the culture: what a person is allowed to do or not do, about limitations, and about conventional standards of beauty.
By Kevin Major. 2003
From Arctic, Bonhomme and Imax to kayak, Ogopogo and zed, Eh? to Zed takes children on an alphabetic, fun-filled tour… of Canada.Set in tightly linked rhyming verse, the words for this unique book resonate with classic and contemporary images from every province and territory in the country. Included are place names from Cavendish to Yarmouth and icons that will prompt discussion of Canada's many regions, and its culture, discoveries and heritage. Accompanying the inventive text is a visual feast via the colorful palette of well-known illustrator Alan Daniel. He provides a witty mixture of folk art paintings, toys and models that leap from the page with a whimsical energy that delights the imagination. A treasure for families, a desirable souvenir for visitors to Canada, and a perfect resource for schools and libraries, Eh? to Zed celebrates what makes us truly Canadian, eh.
By Shelly Becker. 2018
What do young superheroes do when they’ve blundered and bungled? They don’t get mad; they get SMART! This fun follow-up… to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days teaches kids another humorous lesson in overcoming adversity. Even superheroes sometimes slip up and err. And when that happens, do they say, “It’s not FAIR?” or give up in despair? NO! “Ashamed Superheroes who goofed up somehow . . . First STOP . . . then CONSIDER what’s best to do now.” Whether they’ve nabbed the wrong guy by mistake or bashed into a planet while zooming through space, all superheroes ‘fess up their mess-up, get on with their day, and keep on saving the world in the most super way!
By Shauntay Grant. 2018
Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated BooksWhen a young girl visits the site of… Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the stories she’s heard from her family come to mind. She imagines what the community was once like — the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside, the field where boys played football, the pond where all the kids went rafting, the bountiful fishing, the huge bonfires. Coming out of her reverie, she visits the present-day park and the sundial where her great- grandmother’s name is carved in stone, and celebrates a summer day at the annual Africville Reunion/Festival.Africville was a vibrant Black community for more than 150 years. But even though its residents paid municipal taxes, they lived without running water, sewers, paved roads and police, fire-truck and ambulance services. Over time, the city located a slaughterhouse, a hospital for infectious disease, and even the city garbage dump nearby. In the 1960s, city officials decided to demolish the community, moving people out in city dump trucks and relocating them in public housing.Today, Africville has been replaced by a park, where former residents and their families gather each summer to remember their community.
By Alison Acheson. 2019
Every day, in a little house in a little town in the middle of a big place, a girl stands… at her window and waves to the engineer of the train that passes on the nearby tracks. The engineer waves back and his wave and her wave together make a home in her heart. The little girl is curious about the engineer, about where he came from and where he goes. Which makes her wonder if she might go away, too, some day. This beautiful free verse picture book explores the magic of a connection made between strangers, while also pondering the idea of growing up, and what might lie beyond a child's own small piece of the world. Alison Acheson has created a deceptively simple, warm story that will stay with readers of all ages long after they've closed the book. Children everywhere will relate to the girl at her window --- what child hasn't waved to the driver of a train, truck, or bus and hadn't been thrilled to have the wave returned? Valériane Leblond's illustrations echo the girl's feelings for the prairie, the “big place” where she lives, with wide, open vistas and long views of the train coming and going. The flowing free verse offers a terrific opportunity for discussions of poetry styles and subjects.
By Cricket Media. 2018
Children will love this traditional holiday poem with repeated words and rhymes about making Christmas pudding, a tasty holiday dessert.… Add plums, flour, eggs, and spice and stir it all together!
By Sonya Sones. 2018
Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Sones’s most gripping novel in verse yet.… It’s the story of a girl named Lily, who’s been crushing on a man named Luke, a friend of her parents, ever since she can remember. Luke has been away for two endless years, but he’s finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. She can’t wait to see how Luke will react when he sees the new her. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops.Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? But then, when they’re alone, he kisses her. Then he kisses her again. Lily’s friends think anyone his age who wants to be with a fourteen-year-old must be really messed up. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her...would he?In this powerful tale of a terrifying leap into young adulthood, readers will accompany Lily on her harrowing journey from hopelessness to hope.
By Rabindranath Tagore. 2015
Collected here are ten wonderful traditional Indian stories as told by Rabindranath Tagore The language is rich and the… narrative compelling Tagore was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth Century and that lyrical quality comes through in all of his work
By Edgar Poe, J Kennedy. 2006
A fully revised collection of Poe s work The first new edition of this landmark anthology since 1945 presents… a more complicated perverse and culturally engaged Poe Along with the author s familiar masterworks in poetry and fiction this new Portable Poe includes satirical tales that reflect his critique of American culture
My love shall in my verse ever live young William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare s sonnets are… among the best-known poems in the English language and the verses continue to touch the hearts of readers today In Shakespeare s Sonnets and Other Poems readers will find all 154 of the Bard s sonnets along with his other poetic creations Venus and Adonis Lucrece A Lover s Complaint Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music and The Phoenix and Turtle With a flexibound cover that features foil stamping and a clean modern look this collection of poems is a beautiful addition to the shelf of any reader
By Rob Spillman, Win Mccormack, Holly Macarthur. 2015
Tin House brings you all the things you've come to expect from the acclaimed literary journal. Packed with wintery fiction,… introspective essays, and artful poetry, this issue is perfect company for an afternoon in the shade. The best company on a cold night is hot new fiction, poems, essays, and interviews. Warm up with Tin House this winter. Fiction by Dorothy Allison, Patrick deWitt, Helen Phillips, Martha McPhee, Drew Ciccolo, James Scudamore, and Andrea Barrett Poetry by Sharon Olds, Caroline Knox, Adam Fitzgerald, Cornelius Eady, Caroline O'Connor Thomas, and Timmy Straw Features by Claire Vaye Watkins, Evie Wyld & Joe Sumner, Rachel Jamison Webster, CJ Hauser, and John Fischer Lost & Founds by Carrie Brown, James Guida, Pamela Erens, Scott F. Parker, and Carol Keeley
By John Ashbery, Rob Spillman, Win Mccormack, Holly Macarthur, Dorthe Nors, Josh Weil. 2014
Whether on a picnic blanket or a porch swing, the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in Tin House will help you… while away the hours. Tin House is your literary companion for the dog days of Summer. Whether on a picnic blanket or a porch swing, the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in Tin House will help you while away the hours. Featuring new work from Miller Oberman, Michael Dickman, and Malerie Willens.