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Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen

Thunder Underground

Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen
Mar 28, 2017 | 32 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.95

    Mar 28, 2017 | 32 Pages | 5-9 years

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*”Twenty-one poems…encourage children to explore what is under their feet using imagination and wonder. (E)ach poem honors the ability of young readers to navigate syntax, imagery, and wordplay. Yolen’s treatment of the underground is expansive…(and) Masse’s mixed-media illustrations portray the imaginary points of view with aplomb. A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds.’ – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

…This collection illuminates the rich world of activity that goes on beneath our feet. The warm, naturalistic illustrations of underground scenes…often contain an element of charming whimsy…(and) nicely compliment the verses. Great for either a school or public library.’ – Booklist

*’Yolen pays tribute to the natural…and the man-made…as well as musing on lost cities, (and) pirate treasure…Blending creativity with scientific fact, (her) poems appeal to readers’ imaginations and intellects alike.’ Publishers Weekly, starred review

Through a variety of poetic forms, readers will…uncover buried history…The text embodies wonder and factual information…The detailed illustrations…tie the book together and provide little Easter eggs for kids to notice on every page. For scientists and daydreamers, this…volume of poetry approaches the world from a variety of thought-provoking perspectives in an attractive and engaging package.’ School Library Journal

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