LAND, SEA, AND SKY by Catherine Paladino

LAND, SEA, AND SKY

Poems to Celebrate the Earth
edited by & photographed by
Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Framed between Aileen Fisher's ``Looking Around'' (``Bees/own the clover,/birds/own the sky...'') and Felice Holman's ``Who Am I?'' (``The trees ask me,/And the sky...''), 17 more poems, grouped as the title suggests and all of good quality (though Dickinson's ``I'll tell you how the sun rose'' easily outshines the rest). Only Durston's anthropomorphic ``The Wolf'' strikes a false note, and even that--like the others--is a perfect match for the insightful and beautifully composed color photo it accompanies. The photos are splendid--from the Sierra Club calendar-quality ``For Purple Mountains' Majesty,'' with a dramatic streak of golden aspens in the middle distance, to a city child with joyful face upturned for Langston Hughes's ``April Rain Song''; from a New England pasture to the tail of a diving whale. A celebration indeed. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-316-68892-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




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