The Death of the Hat

The Death of the Hat

A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

Book - 2015
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A celebrated duo reunites for a look at poems through history inspired by objects--earthly and celestial--reflecting the time in which each poet lived.

A book-eating moth in the early Middle Ages. A peach blossom during the Renaissance. A haunted palace in the Victorian era. A lament for the hat in contemporary times. Poetry has been a living form of artistic expression for thousands of years, and throughout that time poets have found inspiration in everything from swords to stamp albums, candles to cobwebs, manhole covers to the moon. In The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents his fiftieth book, offering young readers a quick tour of poets through the ages. Breathing bright life into each selection is Chris Raschka's witty, imaginative art.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763669638
Branch Call Number: j808.81 DEA
Characteristics: 77 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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May 11, 2016

The poems were lovely. The layout was kind of silly.

May 05, 2015

This charming book is made for children. But this adult enjoyed discovering many new poems. Appreciated the way the poems were sequenced -- chronologically by era.

This illustrations are lovely and whimsical -- particularly the cats and birds.

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