Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

Space Poems and Paintings

By Florian, Douglas

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"Twenty whimsical poems about space." amazon.com

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ISBN
978-0-15205-372-7
Publisher
Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2007

Gr 1-5 Nothing gladdens the heart of believers in good poetry for children more than a new collection by Florian, whose verses and paintings consistently capture the essence of his featured themes. This one literally sings the music of the spheres. Twenty playfully lyrical poems treat topics such as the universe, the individual planets, constellations, and black holes. Each selection is presented on its own spread and adorned with a magical painting done in gouache, collage, and rubber stamps on brown paper. Circl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2007

"Pluto was a planet. / But now it doesn't pass. / Pluto was a planet. / They say it's lacking mass. / Pluto was a planet. / Pluto was admired. / Pluto was a planet. / Till one day it got fired." Moving from universe to galaxy to solar system to sun, then back out through the planets to the constellations and "the great beyond," Florian sums up the heavens in twenty snappy rhymes, all agreeably tongu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2007

Moving from universe to galaxy to sun, planets to constellations and "the great beyond," Florian sums up the heavens in twenty snappy rhymes. V...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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