I wonder if a little breeze,/too small to play upon the trees,/can play on spider webs?"" asks Aileen Fisher, in a typically...

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MAKE THINGS FLY: Poems About the Wind

I wonder if a little breeze,/too small to play upon the trees,/can play on spider webs?"" asks Aileen Fisher, in a typically short poem in this collection on the subject of the wind. Among the contributors of the 27 selections are those associated with children's poetry--e.g., Eve Merriam and Norma Farber--as well as such familiar writers as Carl Sandburg, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Christina Rossetti. The mood ranges from wishful musing to adventurous to scary. The book is a pleasing, practical size, with one-color illustrations in sepia pencil. Meret offers literal interpretations of the wind's pranks, with women's hair flying, stormy shipwrecks, galloping horsemen, and furniture sailing in a tornado. Although so many of the pieces are available in other volumes, the wind's ways form a benevolent umbrella under which to collect them anew.

Pub Date: April 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: McElderry

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1998