A Mirror to Nature By Jane Yolen; Photographs by Jason Stemple

A Mirror to Nature

Poems about Reflection

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ISBN: 9781684372782


Published by (2019-03-12)

Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple join forces again in this new winning combination of poems and photos. Water possesses reflective qualities, creating fascinating patterns and doubled images that allow us to see things in new ways. Celebrated writer Jane Yolen and photographer Jason Stemple capture these natural beauties in twelve thoughtful poems and breathtaking pictures in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Watery reflections provide an appropriate backdrop for Jane's musings on nature, such as a raccoon swimming with his reflected self, the water-jagged legs of a snowy egret, and the double danger of a hungry alligator at the edge of a swamp. Jason's photographs offer whimsical peeks at the natural world we rarely chance to see. This artistic collaboration gives readers a unique opportunity to contemplate their world.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 11.95 CAD / 8.95 USD
Published: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 9781684372782
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 8-1/4

"Italicized captions on each poem's page add information about the pictured animal, making this a good volume - along with other titles by this mother-son team - for teachers wanting to connect science and poetry." --Kirkus Reviews

"Drawn by the rich play in words and pictures, kids will see reflections, strange and beautiful, in the natural world." --Booklist

* "This collection is a gem. . . . Stemple's photographs startle the reader with the extraordinary beauty of the ordinary things, and Yolen's poems are laced with humor (sometimes wry, sometimes overt) and with environmental undercurrents." --Publishers Weekly, starred review