A Mirror to Nature

Poems about Reflection


ISBN: 9781684372782

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Published by (2019-03-12)

In this nature-inspired poetry picture book, contemplative poems and photos about water combine allowing young readers to see the world in new ways.

Nature's beauty is captured 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 author Jane Yolen'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 Stemple's photographs offer whimsical peeks at the natural world we rarely chance to see. This artistic collaboration gives a unique opportunity to think about the world.

Book Details

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

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