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Least Things

Poems about Small Natures

Least Things( )
Author: Yolen, Jane
Photographer: Stemple, Jason
Publication Date:Sep 2003
Publisher:Boyds Mills Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

The smallest of nature's wonders are treated with reverence, sensitivity, and gentle humor in this new collection of poems by celebrated writer Jane Yolen. Accompanied by Jason Stemple's extraordinary photographs, these fourteen poems, all in haiku form, eloquently capture common creatures in all their humility, quirkiness, and splendor. Young readers can easily identify the tree frog, snail, grasshopper, hummingbird, spider, and other tiny subjects while delighting in these...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.814 Pounds
Author Biography
Yolen, Jane (Author)
Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults, and adults.

Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic. She has won numerous awards including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.


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