Street Music: City Poems

Front Cover
HarperCollins, Jan 26, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - genevieve1331 - LibraryThing

“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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - alwilson1 - LibraryThing

This is a good book for K-2. It is a poetry book filled with fun poems about the city and city life. It would be a good book for topics such as geography or introduction of poetry. Read full review

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information