Peacock and Other Poems

By Worth, Valerie

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ISBN
978-0-37435-766-5
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2002

Gr 2-6 Readers who have been charmed by Worth's "small poems" (All the Small Poems and Fourteen More [Farrar, 1996], etc.) will be pleased to find that she conceived of another collection before her death. Her characteristic free verse, with short lines and spare, rhythmic language, describes animals and objects from icicles to umbrellas, onions to ice cream. Whether it's the "Snapped sticks Worn down To grubby Stubs-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2002

This book proves, as did its predecessors, that Valerie Worth and Natalie Babbitt are kindred spirits. The illustrations, minimalist in form but not in impact, match the incisive delicacy of the poems, twenty-six in all—and each is a delight. Worth's inspiration lies in finding beauty in the ordinary (such as urns...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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