Candy Corn: Poems

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HarperCollins, Mar 2, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 55 pages
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In these twenty-four subtly powerful poems (including a memorable ode to eating peanuts), James Stevenson transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. This new collection, the third in a series, features the cohesive blend of sharp insights and signature drawings that Stevenson's fans have come to expect. Readers who don't know they care about such seemingly mundane things as bare feet, auto parts, and buses at night will be convinced otherwise after a few servings of Candy Corn ... Funny, sad, wry, moving poetry for all ages.

2000 Notable Children's Books (ALA)

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not the most *L*iterary poems out there, but they're aimed at kids, so that's good. Not so much about metaphor, allusion, not even a lot of alliteration, word-play, or rhymes... but rather bright ... Read full review

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User Review  - kwolinski - LibraryThing

Candy Corn is a fun little book of random poems. There is everything from Halloween, dumpsters, and even the seasons. I enjoyed this book because every poem was unique and had creative illustrations to go with them. Read full review

About the author (1999)

James Stevenson has written and or illustrated more than 100 books for children. His works include Don't You Know There's a War On, Higher on the Door, The Mud Flat Olympics, Yard Sale, The Mud Flat Mystery, What's Under My Bed, That Terrible Halloween Night, and Worse Than Willy. In 1987, he won the Caldecott Honor for When I Was Nine. His cartoons and drawings often appear in The New Yorker.

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