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And Then There Were Eight: Poems about Space (Poetry) Paperback – November 1, 2016
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1–4—Salas offers a limerick, a cinquain, an acrostic, and 12 other short rhymed or free verse poems on themes astronomical. Accompanied by full-page or -spread photos reproduced with varying clarity, the poems treat such topics as Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a space shuttle takeoff, the Mars Rover, and the Pleiades. Taking a descriptive rather than a ruminative approach, the poet keeps her language simple enough for fledgling readers to tackle: "Saturn's/giant/Saturn's/gas/No solid/ground for/trees or grass/Saturn's/banded/Saturn/swings/A skirt of/circling/rocky rings." Closing with twin glossaries of space words and of poetic forms, plus a perfunctory, two-item "Read More" list, this versatile book will be useful for both science and language-arts units.—John Peters, New York Public Library
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About the Author
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.