Out of Wonder

Out of Wonder

Poems Celebrating Poets

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Presents a collection of 20 poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Multiscript Copyrightdate: �́��́Ư2017
ISBN: 9780763680947
076368094X
Branch Call Number: j 808.1 O943 2017
Characteristics: 40 pages, 10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Do you have a favorite poet? What is it that attracts you to his or her work? Do you like the style of the poems? Or maybe it's the subject matter that speaks to you? In this book, Kwame Alexander and his collaborators were inspired by their favorite poets to write three kinds of poetry: poems in... Read More »

The poems will make you smile, contemplate, and seek out the works of the celebrated poets. The illustrations are some of the most beautiful to be found in books.


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Apr 19, 2018

Beautiful combination of color and mixed media, made the book sing along with the poems inside!

SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

This is my favorite book of poetry about poetry, which I know if a fairly niche genre, but it is absolutely lovely.

LPL_LindaC May 01, 2017

Newbery Medal winning author and poet, Kwame Alexander, has done it again! He is joined by several other poets to pay tribute to many of our greatest poets in his latest book, "Out of Wonder", Poems Celebrating Poets. Beautifully illustrated by Ekua Holmes, each poem honors poets, past and present, by writing in that particular poet's style. Young and old will be drawn into the wonders of words and hopefully, become inspired to write a poem of their own. These are definitely poems to be pondered and read over and over again. Enjoy!!

JCLDennisR Apr 03, 2017

If you want your children to love poetry, share this book with them! The poems and illustrations are outstanding, and you will want to revisit them over and over.

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