Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons

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$19.99  $18.59
Millbrook Press (Tm)
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9.9 X 9.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 135 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Lion of the Sky, theCan Be... series, and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at
Mercè López graduated from Llotja Art School in Barcelona and has illustrated for design, theater, and film as well as twenty children's books for Spanish and international book publishers. Her 2019 title Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas received multiple starred reviews and was named a Center for Children's Books Gryphon Honor Book, an NCTE Notable Poetry Book, a Kirkus Best Picture Book, and a Parents Magazine Best Kids' Book, among other accolades. In a starred review of I Am Smoke (Tilbury House, 2021), Kirkus called her illustrations "Lustrous" and "Exquisitely beautiful." In his 100 Scope Notes column for School Library Journal, Travis Jonker called I Am Smoke "One of the most astonishingly unconventional children's books of 2021. Here's to children's books that expand our assumptions of what a children's book can be."

"[T]he wonderfully evocative, vivid imagery in text and art also make this a welcome addition for poetry classroom units."--starred, Booklist

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"Richly rewarding and clever: a visually arresting, inventive treatment of a popular subject."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] format suitable for reading alone as well as reading aloud, and it will likely inspire emulation as well as enjoyment."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"This well-crafted work contains versatile possibilities for classrooms and libraries."--School Library Journal

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"Salas's innovative language steals the show. . . . Multiple readings are in order: the first few may revolve around riddle solving, while subsequent ones will allow readers to savor the imaginative language and illustrations."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"The book's meditative tone and resonant images invite readers to embrace new ways of seeing the world around them."--Publishers Weekly

-- (1/28/2019 12:00:00 AM)