A Lucky Thing

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Is it hard to write poetry? In an old barn, a girl sits at a table and writes poems. She notices the rooster and the weather vane and how, in unexpected ways, they have much in common. She writes about writing poetry. It’s not easy! Finally, in the late-night silence, “a small gray verse runs squeaking down one of the rafters/just as the moon floats in through the double barn door.” Discover fourteen extraordinary poems about the world around us—and the world within our imaginations—exquisitely illustrated with dreamlike images by a master painter.

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

Simple poetry from Alice Schertle and wonderful illustrations from Wendall Minor make this book a real treasure. It's an excellent way for parent and child to alternate readings and for the child to ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This collection of poems told by a girl in a barn loft was just so good. And the thing is, the words were great but the illustrations were even better than that. I really enjoyed this book. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Alice Schertle was born in 1941. She graduated from the University of Southern California. This mother and former teacher is an award-winning poet and the author of over forty books. Her children's books include All You Need for a Beach, All You Need for a Snowman, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Little Blue Truck, A Very Hairy Bear, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

Wendell Minor is the celebrated illustrator of more than forty picture books for children. His work reflects his deep interest in American history and American landscape and his desire to bring the natural world to children. He currently lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, author Florence Friedmann Minor. Visit him at www.minorart.com . 

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