Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up

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Candlewick Press (MA)
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9.2 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 1.27 pounds

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About the Author

Sally M. Walker majored in geology and is the author of Sibert Medal winner Secrets of a Civil War Submarine as well as many other nonfiction books, including Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation and Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Sally M. Walker lives in Illinois.

William Grill is the author-illustrator of Shackleton's Journey, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and winner of a Kate Greenaway Medal, and The Wolves of Currumpaw. He lives in England.


Throughout the collection, Walker's pithy portraits are accompanied by Gill's trademark colored-pencil illustrations, here expressively and somewhat abstractly rendered in muted tones...a provocative verse introduction to what lies on and deep below the Earth's surface.
--Kirkus Reviews

The combination of Walker's tiny jewels of poetry and Grill's oversize pictures will draw children into contemplating the natural wonders of the world.
--Horn Book

A lovely melding of science and art, perfectly positioned for our age of STEAM.
--Booklist Online

The noted nonfiction writer turns from prose to poetry here in nearly thirty haiku about the planet Earth...The verses could...pique the interest of young scientists.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books