Item description for A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme by J. Patrick Lewis & Alison Jay...
Overview Rhythmic text and bright illustrations enhance a colorful picture book of poetry about geography and global travel.
Publishers Description Could anyone somersault across the San Andreas fault? Why was Hawaii named after a Sandwich? Of longitude and latitude, which has more "flatitude"? You'll travel the globe (and some of the sky) discovering answers to these and other questions you never knew to ask There are all sorts of amazing things to know about thousands of "spaces and places to be" within the fantastical world of GE-OG-RA-PHY. Dive in, come aboard, zip along, take it slow-traveling by book is a great way to go
Awards and Recognitions A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme by J. Patrick Lewis & Alison Jay has received the following awards and recognitions -
Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - 2005 Nominee - Grades 3-6 category
Citations And Professional Reviews A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme by J. Patrick Lewis & Alison Jay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/07/2002 page 64
Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2002 page 48
Horn Book Magazine - 03/01/2002 page 224
Booklist - 03/15/2002 page 1254
School Library Journal - 04/01/2002 page 176
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 07/01/2002 page 408
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 458
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 38
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 458
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 431
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.3" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
ISBN 0803725795 ISBN13 9780803725799 UPC 050553016997
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More About J. Patrick Lewis & Alison Jay
J. Patrick Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Economics at The Ohio State University (1974) and taught at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio until 1998. In 1972-73 he and his family spent the academic year in the former USSR, where Lewis completed his doctoral dissertation as an International Research and Exchanges (IREX) Fellow.
He has three children: Beth, Matt and Leigh Ann. The Lewises were the first family to be accepted on this the largest cultural exchange program between the U.S. and the USSR. Lewis returned to Moscow and other Soviet cities for shorter stays in 1977, 1982, 1987, August 1991(during the failed coup), 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999.
Lewis has published extensively in the field of Economics. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous academic journals, as well as The Nation, The Progressive, Technology Review, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer and other newspapers and magazines. He has had seven short stories and over seventy poems published in literary journals. In 1991 he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant for his adult poetry.
He is now remarried and lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with his wife Susan and step-children, Kelly and Scott Marceau. Lewis makes forty elementary school visits a year, keynotes at literature conferences, and presents teachers' workshops on introducing poetry in the classroom.
Lewis has also published twenty-five children's picture books to date (1/00), seventeen of them children's poetry. Ten more children's books have been accepted and are now in production at Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, Penguin Putnam/Dial, Alfred A. Knopf, Creative Editions, and DK Publishing.
His work for children has also appeared inMS. Magazine, Ranger Rick, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Highlights For Children, Your Big Backyard, Storyworks, Storytime, Chickadee (Canada), Ahoy (Canada), Book Links and over sixty anthologies. Lewis was commissioned to write the 1992 National Children's Book Week poem, which was printed on one million bookmarks and distributed nationally. He also reviews children's books for the New York Times.
J. Patrick Lewis currently resides in Westerfield, in the state of Ohio.
Reviews - What do customers think about A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme?
"Travel by Poem....." Jun 8, 2002
"So many places have fabulous names./Like Fried, North Dakota,/The Court of St. James./Siberia, Nigeria, Elyria, Peru,/The White Nile, Black Sea,/And Kalamazoo!/The Great Wall of China, South Pole and Loch Ness,/And 104 Fairview - that's my address!// Thousands of spaces are places to be-/Discover the World of GE-OG-RA-PHY!// Travel by boat or by car or by plane/To visit East Africa, Singapore, Spain./Go by yourself or invite a good friend,/But traveling by poem is what I recommend." J. Patrick Lewis takes the reader on a marvelous geographic journey through poetry. From those who discovered and mapped our world, Columbus, Magellan, and Marco Polo, and amazing phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, San Adreas Fault, stalactites, and stalagmites, to oceans, islands, mountains, places, names, and geographic terms, Mr Lewis fills his poems with the many wonders of our amazing world. Each clever and creative verse is full of interesting and engaging facts, trivia, and fascinating details, and complemented by Alison Jay's beautiful and expressive, evocative artwork, in the soft subdued tones of old maps and globes. Together word and art bring geography to life with imagery, magic, and wit. Perfect for youngsters 9-12, A World Of Wonders is an innovative and inventive collection that challenges the imagination and sends it soaring. "Make the Earth your companion./Walk lightly on it, as other creatures do."