THE MAGIC POCKET by Michio Mado

THE MAGIC POCKET

Selected Poems
by , translated by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The Magic Pocket (32 pp.; $16.00; Nov. 1; 0-689-82137-9): Mado’s second collection of poetry (The Animals, 1992) reflects with quiet intimacy children’s relationship with the natural world, with lithe phrasing that is exquisitely pared down and precise. Minimal language conjures striking images—“Umbrella, umbrella, The world’s/Biggest flower.” Anno’s neutral-toned illustrations match the diminutive scale of the poems; hailstones with little faces, smiling fingernails in a row, happy acorns, and bounding rabbits decorate the pages. Both Japanese and English versions of the poems appear. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-689-82137-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1998




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