A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Paul B. Janeczko (Compiled by)
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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
March 10, 2009
Pages
61
Dimensions
9.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780763641320

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About the Author

Paul B. Janeczko (1945-2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems, illustrated by Richard Jones. He also wrote Worlds Afire; Requiem: Poems of the TerezΓ­n Ghetto; Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing; Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles, a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis.

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of more than twenty highly praised books for children, including Yo! Yes?, a Caldecott Honor Book; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; I Pledge Allegiance; A Child's Christmas In Wales; and, of course, A Poke In The I, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.

Reviews

Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

This is the introduction that will ignite enthusiasm. The airy spaces between the words and images will invite readers to find their own responses to the poems and encourage their interest in the underlying rules, which, Janeczko says, 'make poetry-like sports-more fun.'
--Booklist (starred review)

The title poem proclaims that 'poetry jumpstarts . . . imagination'; this book shows how that's done.
--The Horn Book (starred review)

Janeczko's disciplined but accessible examples, plus Raschka's spirited Asian-inspired images, add oomph to this joyful poetry lesson, sure to be welcomed by teachers and aspiring poets everywhere.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A beautiful, beautifully clear celebration of the discipline of poetry--and the possibilities offered by that discipline--this offering will find use both in the hands of eager poets and on the reference shelf.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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