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What is orange? What is pink? What is white? Since its original publication in 1961, Hailstones and Halibut Bones, Mary O’Neill’s renowned work of poetry about the colors of the spectrum, has become a modern children’s classic. In 12 vivid poems, O’Neill explores and celebrates colors, showing how each one can be heard, touched, smelled, and seen.
John Wallner’s lavish illustrations, added to the book upon its reissue in 1989, perfectly complement O’Neill’s rich, rhythmic language. Children, parents, educators, and librarians continue to be engaged by this book, a true adventure in poetry and color.
Mary O’Neill’s Hailstones and Halibut Bones was published in 1961, becoming an instant classic.
John Wallner is the award-winning illustrator of more than 30 books for children.
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"Long-time readers of Hailstones and Halibut Bones who thought it was beyond improving are in for a treat. John Wallner's brilliant colors have added new richness to Mary O'Neill's wonderful word palette." -- Jim Trelease, Reading Tree Productions.
"Originally published in 1961, this book of poetry has become a classic in the field of children's literature... For each color, there is the sound, the feel, the taste, the smell, and the relationship of that color to another." -- Ohioana Quarterly.
A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.From the Inside Flap:
riginal publication in 1961, Hailstones and Halibut Bones, Mary O'Neill's renowned work of poetry about the colors of the spectrum, has become modern children's classic. This new edition, which features lavish illustrations and a fresh design, is sure to be welcomed not only by children, parents, educators, and librarians who already know and love the book, but also by a whole new generation of readers. Mary O'Neill's imaginative poems have been left in tact with all the powerful rhythm and rich language of the original. And the award-winning, critically acclaimed artist John Wallner has captured the essence of the poems with striking and colorful images.
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Book Description Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Reissue. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385244843
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