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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

In Middle Grade Book Review, Poetry on March 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm

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By Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Poetry/©2017/Recommended for Middle Grade

Publisher’s Info (Courtesy of Goodreads):

Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder.

My Thoughts:

What a brilliant idea to write new poems in the style of master poets! The original poets would be so proud. Each poem gets a two-page spread with the most breath-taking illustrations. The book also includes a mini-biography for each of the honored poets. After reading each, I just had to go back to re-read the poem written in his/her honor. Each does, indeed, capture the heart and soul of the original poet. All in all, a fabulous collection of poetry that will entertain and inspire.

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