Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

A Newbery Medalist & a Caldecott Honoree offer an ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder

By Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley Illustrated by Ekua Holmes Read by Ron Butler , Erin Bennett and MacLeod Andrews Biographies & Memoirs / Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry English Age group 9-11 1h 17m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
									Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration, inviting the viewer to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.
							
Reviews

A 2018 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner - Awards

"Holmes' use of collage offers the perfect visual metaphor for the act of transforming borrowed forms and ideas into powerful original art...A nourishing and delicious feast for eyes and ears..." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

"The three authors take turns emulating their idols, who include Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins and Terrance Hayes...Complementing the infectious mood of tribute is the spirited mixed-media artwork by Holmes ('Voice of Freedom'), a harmonious riot of color, texture and pattern." - The New York Times Book Review

"Newbery medalist Kwame Alexander has come up with a fresh and joyful way to interest children in poetry...Holmes takes collage work to a new level, with gloriously colored art that, the closer you look, tells further stories within stories. Each illustration captures not just the feeling of the poem, but wakes up readers to life's excitements and small joys. Exemplary words and pictures make this a multicultural masterwork." - Booklist, Starred Review

"The three authors take turns emulating their idols, who include Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins and Terrance Hayes...Complementing the infectious mood of tribute is the spirited mixed-media artwork by Holmes ('Voice of Freedom'), a harmonious riot of color, texture and pattern." - The New York Times Book Review