corners/of the night . . ."
is available at
Barnes & Noble , Amazon.com
booksense.com and BookWeb.org
"Light,/light,/stretch/my sight,/bend back/
corners/of the night . . ."
R Light can be dynamic, exciting, dramatic, comforting, fascinating,
welcoming. Switch on the poetry
power! See and feel the energy,
emotion, and surprise of light in its many forms. From the flicker of BIRTHDAY CANDLES to a flash of LIGHTNING,
from a SUN that "solar powers"
a child out of bed to a FULL MOON that "reflects the flames of day in a SILVER kind of way," from the
powerful beam of a LIGHTHOUSE to the glow of a LAMP that holds a book and a
child "nestled in the lap of
night" please join delightful artist Nancy Davis and me as we explore
the wondrous ways that light illuminates our world.
"Thank you for sharing your gift of fun and playing with
words--the children are in no doubt now that poetry is a living language and can
brighten our days."
4th grade teacher, Rumson, NJ
f Here is more information
FLASH, poems by Joan Bransfield Graham, illustrated by Nancy Davis,
Houghton Mifflin, ISBN: 0-395-90501-X
I FLICKER FLASH has been chosen for
the following honors:
School Library Journal Best
Book of the Year
National Council of Teachers of English
Children's Book in the Language Arts
National Science Teachers Association-Children's Book Council
Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children for 2000
York Public Library "100 Titles for
Reading and Sharing"
PRiverbank Review "Children's Books of
Charlotte Zolotow Award
PChildren's Literature Top Choice List
PTop Ten Children's Books of 1999, Dr. Peggy Sharp
P"Best of the Best," 1999, Chicago Public Library
PBill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee, Kansas
PFlorida Children's Book Award 2001 Nominee
PYoung Hoosier Book Award Nominee 2001-2002, Indiana
PLouisiana Young Readers' Choice Award 2002 Nominee
PWashington Children's Choice Picture
Book Award 2002 Nominee
PCalifornia Collection 2001
"You are a great poet. I
can assure you, you make kids imaginations come alive.
5th grader, St. Jude's School, Westlake Village, CA
"A vivid fusion of ingenious
concrete poetry and boldly colored graphics that celebrate the many shapes and
forms of light. From the joyous whoop of sunlight's ".
. . dynamite, ring-/a-ding day." to the flash of the open camera
shutter that "will spill/onto my
film/to make time/stand still," readers
will delight in the many images presented to the eye and to the mind.
This companion volume to Graham's water-wonderful Splish
Splash will be equally at home in units on science, poetry, and art, and will surely inspire children. This
one dazzles."--Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public
Library, NY PSchool Library Journal, starred revie "extraordinarily clever . . . this will bewitch readers with both
sound and shape."
"stunningly delicious . . . captivates
the eye as well as the ear . . . luminous
adventures . . . that feel as hypnotic as staring into a flickering flame .
. . Graham has a tactile, flexible gift with language and a contagious
sense of playfulness and joy . . . The poems are funny
and uplifting . . . It is hard to imagine a more perfect
duet between words and images than the one performed in Flicker Flash."
Naomi Shihab Nye, Riverbank Review
should have particular appeal to visual
learners." The Horn Book
"Each of these 23 quirky,
deceptively simple poems is about light--the sun, a candle, a firefly, a
flashlight--and accompanied by vibrant,
yellow-lit illustrations." Instructor Magazine
"an absolute must-have! The
shape poems are just beautiful, so fresh
and creative. It allows one to
see poetry in a new way . . . This is one book I must add to my collection at
Lien, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA