The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination

The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
October 12, 2009
ISBN
1402225172
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A poetry celebration of nature, science, the environment, and the wonder of it all, from the Children's Poet Laureate The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness. With a focus on the outdoors, this collection taps into today's environmental movement and also presents wonders of nature and science, most especially Darwin's theory of evolution, from which this collection gains its name. Included is an exclusive audio CD of many of the poets reading their own work. Including dynamic introductions to nine sections of poems, plus brief introductions to many individual poems, this collection reaches out to young people and stimulates their innate curiosity and idealism. This rich collection showcases a wide range of poets, including: Theodore Roethke Dylan Thomas Carl Sandburg Douglas Florian Jeff Moss Jack Prelutsky Mary Ann Hoberman (20091213)

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The Poetry Tree
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Reader reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, The Original H.I.R. (Historical Investigative Reporter)

If you are a poetry-lover, you will simply love, The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science and Imagination, with poems selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston.

This light-weight, beautifully-bound book is chocked-full of wonderful poems that have been selected with the same awe and wonder that a baby--or even an explorer--might feel upon first experiencing their surroundings.

The book includes famous poets like Langston Hughes and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the more obscure poets whose names you wouldn't recognize. It features a diverse range of poetry styles, like Obituary For a Clam, by Lisa Westberg Peters, and the ever-delightful, The Walking Stick, by Douglas Florian. Some of the poems are even translated several times, to showcase the interpretation of various poets.

The Tree That Time Built, is a wonderful addition to your elementary or middle-grade classroom, or your personal poetry library. Don't miss out on this one.

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A Fantastic Collaberation
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Reader reviewed by Noel Furniss, Teen Demi-Goddess

The Tree That Time Built is a fantastic anthology of poems, big and small, about the wonders and beauty of nature. Some are funny, some whimsical, and all are charming beyond belief. From poets like William Blake and Ralph Waldo Emerson, to newer yet familiar writers such as Mary Ann Hoberman and Marilyn Singer.

Mary Ann Hoberman is the national children's poet laureate-the spokesperson for all children's poetry books. Her co-editor, Linda Winston, is an educator and cultural anthropologist that has taught at all levels of education (from grade-school through PhD).

I highly suggest this to anyone with a love of nature, poetry, or fond memories of being a child. This is a book that I hope to one day read to my children when they're young.
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