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Poems in the Attic

Poems in the Attic (Hardback)

By Grimes, Nikki
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth

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During a visit to her grandma s house, a young girl discovers a box of poems in the attic, poems written by her mother when she was growing up. Her mother s family often moved around the United States and the world because her father was in the Air Force. Over the years, her moth...er used poetry to record her experiences in the many places the family lived. Reading the poems and sharing those experiences through her mother s eyes, the young girl feels closer to her mother than ever before. To let her mother know this, she creates a gift: a book with her own poems and copies of her mother s. And when she returns her mother s poems to the box in the attic, she leaves her own poems too, for someone else to find, someday. Using free verse for the young girl s poems and tanka for her mother s, master poet Nikki Grimes creates a tender intergenerational story that speaks to every child s need to hold onto special memories of home, no matter where that place might be.
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ISBN 9781620140277
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781620140277
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Imprint Lee & Low Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Grimes, Nikki
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 231mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 499g
Interest Age 6-11 years
Reading Age 6-11 years
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Poetry, Moving, Household, Military bases
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile