Haiku

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Tuttle Publishing, Nov 15, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 64 pages
3 Reviews
In this multicultural children's book, readers will learn to create haiku—elegant and simple Japanese poems.

Haiku uses images from nature to make a statement or capture a moment. Haiku are short, but powerful expressions—making them easy and fun to write and share with your friends.

The activities in this book will show the seven keys to creating your own haiku, and will help you to get started, think up memorable words and images, and write the three short lines that make up a great haiku. With clear expressions and many examples, this is a great way to have fun while you explore the fascinating aspect of Japanese culture.

Kids will learn to write:
  • Their first haiku
  • Haiku about nature
  • Haibun—haiku with a short story/l
  • Haiga—haiku with a drawing
  • Renga—haiku written to friends.

About the Series:
The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

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Review: Haiku: Learn to express yourself by writing poetry in the Japanese tradition

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This is a wonderful book for kids and adults. It breaks down the essential components of the writing of Haiku. Well organized and lots of examples as well as illustrations. Good starter book with some very good related resources, Read full review

Review: Haiku: Learn to express yourself by writing poetry in the Japanese tradition

User Review  - Goodreads

This is my go-to book every time I teach Haiku to children. It's laid out well and offers amazing tools for teachers and students. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Patricia Donegan is a poet-translator and a recipient of a Fulbright Foundation grant. Her own works of poetry include Heralding the Milk Light, Without Warning, and Hot Haiku. She is also the author of Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master. She teaches at a university in Tokyo.