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When Thunder Comes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 44

When Thunder Comes

In moving verse, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis gives new voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Exquisitely illustrated by five extraordinary artists, this commanding collection of poems invites the reader to hear in each verse the thunder that lies in every voice, no matter how small. Featuring civil rights luminaries Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

Michelangelo's World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Michelangelo's World

Introduces Michelangelo's life, character, and most important works of art throught illustrations and text in prose and verse.

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie

Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles, they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts, poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a treat for fans of words and numbers alike.

Black Cat Bone
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

Black Cat Bone

"Robert Johnson was born in rural Mississippi and died young, leaving little behind except blues like no one sung the blues before him. A legend says that Robert sold his soul to the devil in return for becoming King of the Delta Blues."--From source other than the Library of Congress

Bigfoot is Missing!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Bigfoot is Missing!

Children's Poets Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt team up to offer a smart, stealthy tour of the creatures of shadowy myth and fearsome legend—the enticing, the humorous, and the strange. Bigfoot, the Mongolian Death Worm, and the Loch Ness Monster number among the many creatures lurking within these pages. Readers may have to look twice—the poems in this book are disguised as street signs, newspaper headlines, graffiti, milk cartons, and more!

My Home in the Rainforest
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

My Home in the Rainforest

Did you know that half of the planets animals and plants can be found in the rainforest? Meet gorillas, boa constrictors, and more in the pages of My Home in the Rainforest.

Freedom Like Sunlight
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Freedom Like Sunlight

In this unique poetry collection, J. Patrick Lewis's words are transformed by John Thompson's artwork into unforgettable images of beauty and bravery, revealing the experience of courage and human struggle in the lives of 13 inspiring African Americans, from track star Jesse Owens to jazz legend Louis Armstrong.

The Last Resort
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

The Last Resort

Aided by Roberto Innocenti's enchanting illustrations, readers can join J. Patrick Lewis's narrator in puzzling out the literary identities of the visitors at a peculiar seaside resort.

The Stolen Smile
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

The Stolen Smile

Based on true events, this tale recounts the 1911 theft of history's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci's MONA LISA, through the spririted narration of the proud thief himself.

Doodle Dandies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Doodle Dandies

I am a nee dle of steel glass & cement 102 stories high on a clear day you can see 200 miles out into the Atlantic or watch hundreds of ants scurrying like people on the sidewalks below & the yellow bugs racing recklessly along the city streets & ride the elevator all the way down in 37 seconds FLAT