Bound To Stay Bound

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 Ashley Bryan's puppets : making something from everything
 Author: Bryan, Ashley

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2014)

 Dewey: 811
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [80] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 164272 ISBN: 9781442487284
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Puppets -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

The author breathes new life into tattered treasures to create these puppets that are making their literary debut, each with a poem that tells of their making and further enlivens their spirit.

 Illustrator: Hannon, Ken

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/14)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/07/14)
   Booklist (07/01/14)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/10/14)
 The Hornbook (00/07/14)

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Booklist - 07/01/2014 Noted storyteller and artist Bryan has walked the shoreline of Little Cranberry Island in Maine, where he has lived for years, collecting treasures—sea glass, driftwood, fishing nets, crab claws, doorknobs—that he uses to fashion puppets. Bryan introduces more than three dozen named creations in poems and stunning full-color photographs. For example, the puppet Kwesi: “Stew bones fashioned for a trunk, / Rib bones for a tusk; / Shoulder bones, my perfect ears, / Opal eyes a must / . . . I’ll journey now to Africa / A proper elephant.” The poetry works well to clarify the details of each marionette, and Entel’s crisp photographs provide both full-body and close-up views for each. In an afterword, Nikki Giovanni contributes a poem about the creature Bryan constructed for her. Three puppets intentionally lack poems; Bryan encourages readers to compose their own. This makes a perfect companion to Bryan’s autobiography, Words to My Life’s Song (2009), or inspiration for a summer craft project. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.

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