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A POETRY BOOK THAT WILL GRAB YOUNG READERS BY THEIR IMAGINATION!
Our book is an illustrated collection of poems for young readers — ages 10 and up — who are interested in words. The poetry is diverse — some comic, some serious, some metered, and some free verse.
Our intention is to expose young people to the indefinable power of poetry and the incredible richness of the English language. Each poem is accompanied by a lush, full-page, fully realized illustration, the reader is encouraged to linger.
Most important, our book encourages the younger audience to expand their vocabulary. Words like ‘esplanade’ and ‘copious’ and ‘ersatz’ and ‘savoring’ and ‘balmy’ – are used, and defined, in context. In a way that makes learning effortless and helps the reader arrive at a deeper appreciation for poetry.
Each illustration is a full page, original rendering, that beautifully projects each poem's imagery in to your imagination. The illustrations are diverse in style, ranging from Norman Rockwell-like peoplescapes to N.C. Wyeth’s ripping pirate portraits.
In todays society being so consumed in technology and electronics, we are competing for our youths attention. With this book, we encourage our readers to gravitate back to loving literature.
The money we raise will fund the completion of the writing and the art, the layout and the printing of 2,000 hardbound, slipcovered copies of this luxurious first edition, suitable for your family to hand down for generations.