When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens! Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover majestic photography perfectly paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works.
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“Few books make it clearer why nature inspires so many poets to reach for the pen.” — Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“An inherently fascinating and fun read from first page to last, and colorfully illustrated throughout, the ‘National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry…’ is certain to be an enduringly popular addition to family, school, and community library collections.” — Midwest Book Review
“Nature in all of its colorful, vivid, stunning glory is presented here in full-page, beautifully reproduced color photographs (National Geographic’s specialty, naturally) and spot-on accompanying poems…. This is a full package; a duet of wonder. A beautifully produced collection that will easily snag the attention of young readers.” — Booklist
California Reading Association Eureka! Silver Honor BookHONOR 2015