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Fifteen poems selected by acclaimed poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins celebrate all of the grown-ups that children encounter during the course of a school day.

Welcome to school, a building of brick "full of soul and heart," eager for students and staff to fill its halls with sounds. This anthology of fifteen poems celebrates the grown-up people that children encounter throughout the course of their school day: the school bus driver with her morning smile, the teacher who inspires imagination, the rarely seen, yet caring custodian, and the nurse who heals hurts, big and small. There's even a poem about the school building. Award-winning poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins has compiled this marvelous collection featuring a variety of brand-new works by well-known poets and beautifully imaginative artwork by illustrator Ellen Shi.

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Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.99 USD / 23.99 CAD
Published: 2018-02-13
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Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 9 x 11
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“Fifteen previously unpublished poems…praise familiar figures at school… Shi’s warm digital images infuse adults and children with personality in a vibrant tribute to trusted staffers and educators.” – Publishers Weekly

“Prolific anthologist Hopkins encourages his audience with a series of poems describing school personnel…Shi's digital illustrations show students of varying ethnicities and a staff diverse in age and gender…They add significant details. This surprisingly even collection includes short poems by 14 different authors including the compiler… vital… for a back-to-school collection and good for reading aloud.” -Kirkus Reviews

“The verse of several well-known poets…interweave beautifully with that of many less familiar voices, resulting in a collection that is fun to read and to listen to. The digital artwork is bright and eye-catching; the cartoon people animated and upbeat. Used to kick off a writing assignment or to brighten up a gloomy day, these entertaining poems will hit the spot.” –School Library Journal

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