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In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems

by Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Published by Amistad / HarperCollins, 2004
47 pages
ISBN: 0-06-028993-7

Ages 6 - 11

Eloise Greenfield's exceptional poetry pays tribute to the richness of words. Twenty-one poems, some re-printed from earlier books, others appearing for the first time, celebrate the power of poetic language. Part I focuses on poets and poems, including thoughts on new babies, music, friendship, and family. Part II, titled "In the Land," looks directly at words as they are used in stories, books, jokes, riddles, and poetry. In this picture book illustrated with sewn fabric collages, a renowned poet invites children join her in "[] the land of words, / for I am at home there, / and never leave / for long. CCBC categories: Poetry. (MVL) 2004 Cooperative Children's Book Center

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