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The beauty of the beast: poems from the animal kingdom

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First published in 1997 and unavailable for three years, this ALA Notable Book of 200 poems for animal lovers is now being reissued with a price lowered from $22.95 to $19.95. Culled by Jack Prelutsky from the works of more than 100 highly acclaimed poets of the twentieth century, here is a poetic parade of the animal kingdom that ranges from the lowly earthworm to the majestic whale and just about every creature in between. Some of the poems are playful and funny; others are insightful and thoughtful--but all are brief and fun to read aloud. Whether by Ogden Nash or Seamus Heaney, William Carlos Williams or Marianne Moore, the striking images of each poem are captured in the deft brushstrokes, sure sense of color, and lyrical compositions of Meilo So, a brilliant young watercolorist.The Beauty of the Beastis a big, joyous book offering lasting value. Altogether, it is a beautiful gift for the whole family to treasure, grow with, and cherish. Complete with author and title indexes.
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Grouping Titlebeauty of the beast poems from the animal kingdom
Grouping Authorselected by jack prelutsky
Grouping Categorybook
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auth_author2Prelutsky, Jack.
So, Meilo
author2-rolePrelutsky, Jack.
So, Meiloill.
display_descriptionAn illustrated collection of poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world.
lexile_codeNP: Non-Prose
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a127657BookBooksEnglishAlfred A. Knopf :c1997.101 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
subject_facetAnimals -- Juvenile poetry
Animals -- Poetry
Children's poetry
Poetry -- Collections -- Juvenile literature
title_displayThe beauty of the beast : poems from the animal kingdom
title_fullThe beauty of the beast : poems from the animal kingdom / selected by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Meilo So
title_shortThe beauty of the beast
title_subpoems from the animal kingdom
Children's poetry