The Bookworm's Feast: A Potluck of Poems

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 - American poetry. - 40 pages
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It's not often that such elegantly clever poetry leads to delighted smiles and even full-out belly laughs. When it does, it's truly cause for celebration! With topics ranging from "heavy metal" armadillos to a sheep on "a ship on the Amazon" who is reminded to keep his "white wooly pajamazon", this deliciously jubilant potluck of poetry invites children to dig right in. Truly a tribute to words, poetry, and art, this most memorable "meal" is sure to have eager bookworms coming back for more!

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About the author (1999)

J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

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