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Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner (Hardcover)

Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange (Illustrator)
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A 2006 Caldecott Honor Book 

From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises. Their denizens—from peepers to painted turtles, duckweed to diving beetles—lead secret and fascinating lives. A unique blend of whimsy, science, poetry, and hand-colored woodcuts, this Caldecott Honor-winning collection invites us to take a closer look at our hidden ponds and wetlands. Here is a celebration of their beauty and their mystery.

About the Author

The Newbery Honor winner and Sibert Medalist Joyce Sidman is today's foremost nature poet for children.  Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and best of lists.  For her award-winning body of work, she won the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit www.joycesidman.com



Beckie Prange lives in Ely, Minnesota. Her first book received a Caldecott Honor.  

Praise For…

“In this strikingly illustrated collection, science facts combine with vivid poems about pond life through the seasons." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"With its unique combination of fact and fancy, this book is bound to delight pint-sized scientists and environmentalists —and language lovers, too." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"An organic union of poetry and science, this book encourages readers to ponder the minutiae and magnificent life of the natural world." School Library Journal, Starred

"Sidman and Prange go beyond accuracy and clarity; with a humor born of skillful observation and light and color worthy of the Impressionists, they capture the essence of this environment in all its fascinating particularity." Horn Book —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618135479
ISBN-10: 0618135472
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English

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