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.

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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

LibraryThing Review

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

About the author (1999)

James Stevenson was born in Manhattan, New York on July 11, 1929. He graduated from Yale University. He was a reporter from Life magazine before being hired by The New Yorker in 1956. He drew 1,988 cartoons, 79 covers, and wrote and illustrated articles including Talk of the Town pieces for the magazine. He also drew editorial cartoons for The New York Times and in 2004 began an occasional series for the Op-Ed page entitled Lost and Found New York, which looked back on people and places of the past. He wrote and/or illustrated more than 100 children's books including Don't You Know There's a War On, The Worst Person in the World, 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. He also wrote novels and an illustrated biography of Frank Modell, a fellow New Yorker cartoonist. He died of pneumonia on February 17, 2017 at the age of 87.

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