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Last Laughs

Animal Epitaphs

Last Laughs( )
Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Yolen, Jane
Illustrator: Timmins, Jeffrey Stewart
ISBN:978-1-58089-260-5
Publication Date:Jul 2012
Publisher:Charlesbridge Publishing, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

"Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen team up in this ironic and witty take on the last moments in the lives of a variety of animals. Each poem in this darkly humorous collection is an epitaph of a different animal. Grouped by animal type, these posthumous poems are full of clever wordplay and macabre humor that will appeal to kids (and adults) of all ages."

Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Humor / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.647 x 9.633 x 0.39 Inches
Book Weight:1.041 Pounds
Author Biography
Lewis, J. Patrick (Author)


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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