Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems

Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems


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This tree across the stream is a trickier bridge
than it might seem...

The author of The Great From Race and Other Poems has created a collection of short poems that celebrate trees and the amazing variety of ways they touch our lives. Deceptively simple verses reveal what trees think about and what they say to one another, as well as how they look and all the things they do for us. Humor and an unerring ear for the sounds of language make these poems an irresistible read-aloud; the luminous oil paintings evoke a country setting and the children who enjoy it through the year.

Kristine O'Connell George, recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and Promising Poet Award, gives poetry workshops for children. She lives in Agoura, California.

Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Great Frog Race and Other Poems. She live in Boulder, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618752423
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/12/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 85,808
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Great Frog Race and Other Poems. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.

Kristine O'Connell George  is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and teachers. She is the author of several books of poetry for young people, including Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems and The Great Frog Race, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at kristinegeorge.com and on Twitter at @Kristine_George. 

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