"Although The Emperor's Egg, by Martin Jenkins (1999), covers similar territory, school and public libraries will find this title useful for elementary school science reports, and nature lovers will love the pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
"The few examples of Paley's didacticism on behalf of the causes she espouses may be overlooked in favor of her more general instruction by poetic example."
While this volume of Paley's poetry contains new, unpublished work, it might well be termed a retrospective insofar as it traces the writer's poetic career through four previous collections, the first from back in 1985, with poems of even earlier vintage included.
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"Spirited, filled with fact and some fancy, emphasizing the penis's power to drive male behavior but designed to make both women and men more comfortable with the dreaded word—and perhaps even the actuality—penis."
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