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Everything is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

Everything is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

The Creative Company

By J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Maria Cristina Pritelli


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J. Patrick Lewis did not come under poetry's spell until late in life—but when it struck, the former college economics professor was entranced.This collection celebrates some of his best poems for children—some silly, some serious, some historical, some invention, but all aimed to delight.The vibrant and playful illustrations of Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli lend a sense of vitality to the words, underscoring the idea that Everything Is a Poem.

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Size: 10 x 10 in;
Pages: 88 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2014
ISBN: 9781568462400
Author J. Patrick Lewis has earned a lofty reputation in children’s publishing, having authored 85 picture books. In 2011, he was named America’s Children’s Poet Laureate, a post he held until 2013. Among his other honors is the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award.

Artist Maria Cristina Pritelli is a self-taught Italian artist who began illustrating children’s books after being inspired by the work of artist Giacinto Gaudenzi. Her work has been published internationally and has been selected three times for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

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