Black Swan/white Crow

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A collection of haiku brings together such images as a spider in August, bison during a winter storm, crows resting on a phone wire, and a grizzly bear fishing in a stream, all enhanced by woodcut illustrations.

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User Review  - nbabyak - LibraryThing

Most of the haiku in this book is overly simplistic, which might be good as an introduction to haiku for children but is still a bit bare in my opinion. The woodcut illustrations, however, are ... Read full review

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User Review  - ArielDean - LibraryThing

I picked the book because the title was different. I did not like this haiku because I did not truly understand. I don't know what the black swan is. The pictures were not very detailed but I loved them. They told the story. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

Christopher Manson is an author and illustrator of children's books. He studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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