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The free and the brave : a collection of poems about the United States
Stockland, Patricia M.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
An anthology of poems about the United States, plus "Toolbox tips" that help the reader understand poetry and how poems are written.
Reading Level:
910 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 0.5 75709.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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PS595.U5 F74 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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FEATURES- Original full-color illustrations- Guaranteed sewn library binding- Table of contents, index of featured poets, and glossary of poetry terms- Additional resources and writing tips- Accelerated Reader quizzes available Spring 2004

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Each poem-mostly one per page-is accompanied by a colorful illustration and an explanation of a related poetic form or concept, such as acrostic, meter, voice, onomatopoeia, or limerick. Carefully selected from a diverse range of authors including Carl Sandburg, Jean Little, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Janet S. Wong, the poems effectively and clearly illustrate the concepts. Youngsters are also provided with ideas about how to put their knowledge to work. Unfortunately, all of the books end with the same limited list for suggested reading and the indexes do not include the forms/concepts discussed. The cartoon artwork is wonderfully odd and helps to make the titles fun and inviting. Simpler, more serious alternatives to Brian P. Cleary's Rainbow Soup (Carolrhoda, 2004), these offerings will be useful for pleasure reading and for assignments.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Open Your Toolboxp. 4
Poemsp. 6
Collect Your Toolsp. 26
Go to Workp. 27
The Poet's Toolbox Glossaryp. 28
Finding More Poetryp. 30
Indexp. 32