poetry for kids


A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

(Eeardmans Books for Young Readers, 2008)

Gracefully written, inventively illustrated picture book biography. A poetic delight for eye and ear.

“But when Mr. Abbott read poetry to Willie’s English class, Willie did not feel hurried. The gentle sounds and shifting rhythms of the poems were like the music of the river.”


Janet Wong


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