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
Availability 0 units.
More About J. Patrick Lewis & Alison Jay
J. Patrick Lewis spent years as an economics professor before finding his passion as a writer. Today he holds an esteemed reputation in children's publishing, having authored more than 70 picture books, including such acclaimed titles as Black Cat Bone and The House. In 2011, he was honored with the NCTE Poetry Award and chosen to serve as the Children's Poet Laureate. Gary Kelley is an internationally known artist who has illustrated numerous picture books, including Black Cat Bone. His artwork has appeared in such prominent periodicals as The New Yorker and Rolling Stone and can be seen in Barnes & Noble's bookstore murals.
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."