Bound To Stay Bound

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 Poems to learn by heart

 Publisher:  Disney/Hyperion Books (2013)

 Dewey: 821.008
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 192 p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 513808 ISBN: 9781423108054
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 American poetry
 English poetry

Price: $22.86

Presents poems that explore deep emotions as well as ordinary experiences.

 Editor: Kennedy, Caroline
 Illustrator: Muth, Jon J.

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   School Library Journal (+) (00/06/13)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2013 Gr 5 Up—Poetry is surely a many splendored thing in this richly conceived compendium of poets and ideas. Using the handsome format of A Family of Poems (Hyperion, 2005), Kennedy and Muth gather and depict a broader, more complex array of poems, inviting the enjoyment of varied readers and audiences. Kennedy's introductory comments on the value of memorizing poetry note the growing popularity of poetry recitation in festivals, slams, and other competitive events. A major emphasis throughout the book, in introductions to the topical sections and the wide-ranging choice of poems, is the deep pleasure poetry provides its readers, reciters, and writers. Some of the topics-family, school, nonsense poems, fairies, and ogres-suggest children as readers, and some poems are old childhood favorites. All of the sections have many sophisticated selections, however, and there's a section of war poems that includes Martin Niemoller's "First They Came for the Jews," along with much older pieces. Passages from The Metamorphoses and the Bible, along with "Baby Ate a Microchip" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee," are among the many choices made by Kennedy and her teenage partners from New York City schools. Muth's watercolor paintings stretch widely, too, in small sketches on white pages, broad comic scenes, and lovely views on softly washed backgrounds. The cover picture of two young children, one with fairy wings, facing a forest dotted with flashing bits of light, lends a rather false cue. Families and teachers will find enjoyable bits to share, and older children, teens, and adults will find much to savor in this fine tribute to the powers of poetry.—Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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