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A Pocketful of Poems
By Javaka Steptoe (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Clarion Books
Publication date January 22, 2001
Pages 30
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395938683
ISBN-10 0395938686
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.75 by 11.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city. description: Product Description:
Tiana has a pocketful of words: green words like spring, night words like moon, and words with wings, like angel. Each word is the inspiration for a pair of poems—one, lyrical free verse and the other, haiku. The paired poems reflect Tiana’s lively spirit and urban outlook and are showcased in Javaka Steptoe’s inventive collages, which include a wide range of materials, from faucet handles to pumpkin seeds to a hand-sculpted, gilded alphabet. A fusion of two remarkable creative talents, A Pocketful of Poems is an engaging portrait of a down-to-earth girl who has a way with words, as well as a tantalizing introduction to poetry. Author’s note on haiku.

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9780395938683 | details & prices | 30 pages | 7.75 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Poems and haiku verses illustrated with cut paper and found object collage provide glimpses of life in the city.

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