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Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera


Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera
Mar 13, 2018 | 144 Pages
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    Mar 13, 2018 | 144 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Mar 13, 2018 | 144 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Using the made-up words of Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” as a jumping-off point, former U.S. poet laureate Herrera shows children how riotous verbal exuberance births poetry…Poetry manuals can make students roll their eyes, but this one may open their hearts.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In the right hands, all the wacky assignments and Herrera’s autobiographical "Jabber Notebook" entries will ultimately spawn incandescent thinkers who will leap to the "flamey / Stars!"—or so Herrera hopes. An uncommon DIY for exuberant rule breakers.
—Kirkus Reviews

Including several biographical vignettes (some recalling encouragement from his mother) and frequent black-line cartoons, this book may be the best opportunity most of us will ever have to experiencing a Herrera presentation. And although the casual preteen browser may be left confused, in the hands of a gifted educator, this book has the potential to inspire and encourage young writers.

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