Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions

Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions

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Overview

What superstitions do you follow?
In this collection of original poems, accomplished poet Janet S. Wong explores seventeen superstitions, some common, others that are less known, and delves into their origins as well as their lore. Rich, full-color illustrations by Julie Paschkis enhance each poem.
The result from this award-winning team is sure to intrigue young readers and make them think again about things they often do, like opening an umbrella, walking under a ladder, or putting on a hat!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689855122
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 07/22/2003
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,217,146
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as Grump, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington.

Julie Paschkis is a painter and award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including Flutter and Hum / Aleto y Zumbido, P. Zonka Lays an Egg, and Apple Cake: A Love Story. A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her online at JuliePaschkis.com.

Table of Contents

Cat1
Clover3
Ears5
Garlic7
Hair9
Hat11
Horseshoe13
Key15
Ladder17
Ladybug19
Mirror21
Potatoes23
Rooster25
Salt27
Thirteen29
Umbrellas31
Wood33
About the Superstitions34
Author's Note36

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