Come to the Great World: Poems from Around the World

Wendy Cooling, Selected by, Sheila Moxley, Illustrator Holiday House $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-1822-0
An international mix of poets contribute works to Come to the Great World: Poems from Around the Globe, edited by Wendy Cooling, illus. by Sheila Moxley. Traditional Maori and Inuit chants, as well as works by Caribbean, Asian, Australian, American and European poets make for a well-rounded collection that offer a taste of exotic fruits (quite literally, in ""Fruits"" by Jamaican-American poet Opal Palmer Adisa). Moxley's illustrations, such as the painting for the Trinidad-Canadian poet, Dionne Brand's ""Skipping Rope Song"" vibrantly represent the array of cultures and scenes, emphasizing both their unique qualities and the universal experiences of childhood. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/01/2004
Release date: 03/01/2004
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