Street Music: City Poems

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HarperCollins, Jan 26, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
A richly varied collection of poetry celebrates the sights, sounds, people, and rhythms of the city, from a skyscaper that touches the clouds to a Sunday concert in the park to the noisy honking of horns during a traffic jam.

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This is a children's book of poems that are themed around the city and the sounds you hear living in the city. There are 14 poems in this collection and they each have a different topic ranging from ... Read full review

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“Street Music: City Poems,” by Arnold Adoff is a book of collective poetry with vivid illustrations describing things in the city. There is some rhyming, alliteration, and fun repetition to keep ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetry for young readers, including Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues, illustrated by William Cotton; and Street Music: City Poems, illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are available at your local library. He is the author of Malcolm X, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited The Poetry of Black America. He has received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped speech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him one of the most renowned children's poets of our time.

Mr. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Karen Barbour has illustrated many books for children, including You Were Loved Before You Were Born; Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!; I Have an Olive Tree; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She wrote and illustrated Little Nino's Pizzeria, a Reading Rainbow selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rome. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

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