A richly varied collection of poetry celebrates the sights, sounds, people, and rhythms of the city, from a skyscaper that touches the clouds to a Sunday concert in the park to the noisy honking of horns during a traffic jam.
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Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetry for young readers, including Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues, illustrated by William Cotton; and Street Music: City Poems, illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are available at your local library. He is the author of Malcolm X, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited The Poetry of Black America. He has received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped speech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him one of the most renowned children's poets of our time.
Mr. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Karen Barbour has illustrated many books for children, including You Were Loved Before You Were Born; Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!; I Have an Olive Tree; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She wrote and illustrated Little Nino's Pizzeria, a Reading Rainbow selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rome. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060215232
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060215232