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Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem
Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem
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Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem

Ready to build a poem? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you’ll be writing rhythms and rhymes like a pro!

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level7-9 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Trim Size11 x 9
Page Count32



Booklist - Kristen McKulski

"Part of the Writer’s Toolbox series, this primer provides aspiring poets with 12 fundamental “tools”—poetic elements and forms—for writing poetry. Skillful, concise explanations of the basic components of poetry and such poetry forms as acrostic, concrete, and haiku are further illuminated using examples of works by the author, Edward Lear, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, and Laura Purdie Salas. Loewen’s informal text and the accompanying poems are particularly adept at explaining the sometimes difficult-to-grasp concepts of rhythm, rhyme, metaphor, and simile. Lyles’ bright, mixed-media illustrations add life to a subject that students often consider intimidating or stuffy. The book closes with a handy review section, writing activities, writers’ tips, a short bibliography, an index, a link to related Internet sources, and a glossary that unfortunately lacks pronunciations, which would have been especially helpful for such classic stumpers as cinquain, haiku, and onomatopoeia." - Booklist

April 3, 2009

Teaching with Kids's Books

"Rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia are defined and described as tools for writing different forms of poetry : acrostic, cinquain concrete poem, free verse, haiku, limerick." - Teaching with Kids's Books

May 10, 2011

Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.

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