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Goof Who Invented Homework: And Other School Poems: Dakos, Kalli

Goof Who Invented Homework: And Other School Poems

Dakos, Kalli

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ISBN 10: 0803719272 / ISBN 13: 9780803719279
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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Goof Who Invented Homework: And Other School Poems by Kalli Dakos, illustrated by Denise Brunkus. Hardback 74 page book is quite clean and in near new condition with like dust jacket in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. Book is signed by the author on a label on dedication page. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 20216

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Title: Goof Who Invented Homework: And Other School...

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Brunkus, Denise

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A collection of poems that reflect the varied, sometimes funny, sometimes serious activities and emotions of the school year

From Kirkus Reviews:

A collection of 36 poems that paint a funny, affectionate, and sometimes poignant portrait of a school year. All the poems can stand alone but they are loosely related by repeated details, such as a runaway rooster and a poet/custodian. The majority of the selections are humorous. Some of the best, such as the title poem, are written in dialogue and capture children's voices and concerns authentically. ``Bonkers'' is a hilarious litany of excuses that drive the teacher crazy, ``Thanksgiving'' takes a wry look at would-be disasters that turn out all right in the end, and ``The Book That Made Danny Cry'' is a fitting tribute to the power of a good read. That last poem and others balance the collection with a more serious view of life, such as ``Back Away! Back Away!'' about a terminally ill classmate, and ``Four Wishes'' about a city kid's yearning for wide open spaces. Some of the poems are stronger than others, but this is an effective and welcome collection of verse, ably supported by Brunkus's fine and funny black-and-white drawings. (Poetry. 7-11) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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