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Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things

Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things

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From celebrated children's poet and author Sheree Fitch and early childhood educator and researcher Anne Hunt comes this illustrated compendium of Atlantic Canadian poetry and verse for young readers. Spanning centuries of work, from Milton Acorn to Kathleen Winter, and a broad thematic scope--from soft lullabies to silly, jiggly lyrics, poignant meditations on nature, loss, and love--over 100 poems from the region's best are sure to delight educators, parents, and young readers everywhere. With brilliant spot illustrations from acclaimed New Brunswick artist Lloyd Fitzgerald, Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things is a feast for all senses.
From celebrated children's poet and author Sheree Fitch and early childhood educator and researcher Anne Hunt comes this illustrated compendium of Atlantic Canadian poetry and verse for young readers. Spanning centuries of work, from Milton Acorn to Kathleen Winter, and a broad thematic scope--from soft lullabies to silly, jiggly lyrics, poignant meditations on nature, loss, and love--over 100 poems from the region's best are sure to delight educators, parents, and young readers everywhere. With brilliant spot illustrations from acclaimed New Brunswick artist Lloyd Fitzgerald, Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things is a feast for all senses. Published by Nimbus Publishing.
Sheree Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian children's literature, including the 1992 Canadian Children's Book Centre Mr. Christie Award for Best Canadian Children's book for There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen and the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit. Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada. Visit her at: shereefitch.com.
Reviews: 
There are poems here to complement many standard Language Arts units and to demonstrate a breadth of literary forms and techniques. All in all, it's a smart, compact, versatile collection, wrapped in a delightful, appealing designed package. (Resource Links 2017-12-01)Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things is an essential addition to public children's libraries and a worthwhile extension to school and classroom libraries. (Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NL) 2017-12-21)
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