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The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars Hardcover – October 27, 2003

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-This visually appealing book presents 33 well-chosen poems to highlight the natural orbs that provide a source of light and wonder. Included are selections by the author, as well as by Russell Hoban, Frank Asch, Christina Rossetti, Patricia Hubbell, Walter de la Mare, Aileen Fisher, and others. Each colorful page is beautifully designed, and the well-executed cut-paper collages draw readers into the poems, enhancing the mood suggested by the words. For example, "Star-light, star-bright" is illustrated with the image of a huge tree, its branches and roots reaching out across the center of the spread, and a lone star hanging in the sky. All of the selections are appealing, amusing, and gentle in tone. A perfect choice for storytime, this collection will also be useful for inspiring creative writing.
Deborah Rothaug, Pasadena Elementary School, Plainview, NY
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PreS-Gr. 2. This appealing book of short poems about the sun, moon, and stars includes works ranging from Walter de la Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, and Christina Rossetti to Harry Behn and Russell Hoban. The poetry was selected and illustrated by Wallace, who also wrote 7 of the 33 selections. Her most distinctive contribution, though, is the simple, clearly defined artwork. Each poem is illustrated with a double-page, full-page, or half-page collage created from cut papers in many colors and subtle textures. The clean book design sets off both the verse and the illustrations to good advantage. An attractive collection of short, simple poems that will appeal to young ones aurally and visually. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (October 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618263535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618263530
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,870,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 25, 2004
Format: Hardcover
You and your little ones will be equally enchanted by Nancy Wallace's thoughtfully selected collection of poems and charming illustrations. This one is a good value, too; families will read it over and over again for years.
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