Brothers & Sisters: Family Poems

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Harper Collins, Dec 23, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Brothers and sisters can be dear, can be company, can bring cheer, can start arguments, can make noise, can cause tears, can break toys . . .

Brothers and brothers. Sisters and sisters. Brothers and sisters. Full, half, step, old and young, close in age and far apart. The bond between all siblings is powerful and special. Celebrate the love of brothers and sisters everywhere with award-winning author Eloise Greenfield in this poignant collection of poems for and about families, illustrated by renowned artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist in pen and ink and vibrant watercolor.


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User Review  - Climbing-books - LibraryThing

A good "shared humanity" book, as I like to put it. Allows students to recognize their own sibling relationships and relate to the ones in the poems. A good discussion starter or recommendation for a student that might be having trouble with a sibling. Read full review

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User Review  - bbruskland - LibraryThing

This collection of poems is based off of daily family occurrences that the students would be able to relate to. There are topics such as siblings, parents, grandparents, fighting, growing up, sharing ... Read full review


Brothers and Sisters
Grandpa and GreatUncle Paul
Lets Make Up
Who Is This Girl?
A Sister Coming Home

About the author (2008)

Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award—all illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; the Award of Excellence from the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Writing Project; the Milner Award; the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature; and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, D.C.

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