A new week, a new day, and a new poem! Rebecca Kai Dotlich (see her poem yesterday) has tagged her friend, Lee Bennett Hopkins to play along with Poetry Tag. He writes, “Rebecca Kai Dotlich's ‘Scribble Me a Fine Thing’ contains spring-words such as fresh pine, a daisy, rain, a fine sparrow, a small nest -- even the word 'thing' is in the title. So -- to proceed from Rebecca's verse as well as welcoming spring, here is the opening verse to my latest collection, Sharing the Seasons (McElderry Books)”:
By Lee Bennett Hopkins
fledglings on wing
(Copyright c 2010 by Lee Bennett Hopkins)
(Used by permission of Curtis-Brown, Ltd.)
Five fun facts about Lee Bennett Hopkins
*he loved the comics as a kid
*he worked an editor and curriculum specialist for Scholastic, Inc.
*he has been called “The Johnny Appleseed of contemporary children’s poetry”
*he established two major awards for poetry for young people
*he currently lives in Florida
[Taken from Poetry People; A Practical Guide to Children’s Poets]
Look for these recent poetry books by Hopkins:
*Amazing Faces (Lee and Low, 2010)
*Sharing the Seasons (Simon & Schuster/McElderry, 2010)
*City I Love (Abrams, 2009)
*Incredible Inventions (HarperCollins, 2009)
*Sky Magic (Dutton, 2009)
*America at War (McElderry, 2008)
*Behind the Museum Door (Abrams, 2008)
*Check out this interview with Lee and illustrator Chris Soentpiet about their collaboration on the poetry anthology, Amazing Faces.
Next up: Joan Bransfield Graham
Posting (not poem) by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2010. All rights reserved.
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