Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

by Paul Fleischman

HarperCollins Canada, Limited | January 3, 1988 | Leather/Fine Binding

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

Written to be read aloud by two voices -- sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.

In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, a companion to I Am Phoenix,Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterios/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows's vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world -- from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles -- but an exultant celebration of life.

Format: Leather/Fine Binding

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.36 × 6.33 × 0.43 in

Published: January 3, 1988

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060218533

ISBN - 13: 9780060218539

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for poetry instruction This book is a fantastic way of integrating science (insects) and language arts in an intermediate classroom. Students really enjoy hearing the sounds of the insects that they create with their voices and poems written for two voices are always great to perform and hear.
Date published: 2000-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable This little book is a wonderful way to teach both younger and older children an appreciation for poetry. My friend and I had so much fun reading this together!
Date published: 2000-04-21

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

by Paul Fleischman

Format: Leather/Fine Binding

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.36 × 6.33 × 0.43 in

Published: January 3, 1988

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060218533

ISBN - 13: 9780060218539

About the Book

Written to be read aloud by two voices -- sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.

In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, a companion to "I Am Phoenix, "Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterios/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows's vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world -- from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles -- but an exultant celebration of life.

From the Publisher

Written to be read aloud by two voices -- sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.

In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, a companion to I Am Phoenix,Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterios/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows's vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world -- from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles -- but an exultant celebration of life.

From the Jacket

''Booming / boisterous / joyful noise'' of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows''s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

About the Author

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California in a house with a printing press, a grand piano, a shortwave radio, and his father?children?s author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets?I Am Phoenix, Joyful Noise (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal), and Big Talk. His novels built from monologues include Bull Run, a 16-character account of the Civil War's first battle, and Seedfolks?the chronicle of the first year of a Cleveland community garden. His interest in theater inspired his young adult novels Mind's Eye, Seek, and Breakout, all of which revolve around the spoken word. His historical fiction includes Saturnalia and The Borning Room. He's written nonfiction and picture books as well, including Time Train, Weslandia, and Sidewalk Circus.

Alongside the Newbery Medal, he's won a Newbery Honor Book, the Scott O?Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the PEN West Literary Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and most recently was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award. He makes his home in the village of Aromas, California.

From Our Editors

'Booming / boisterous / joyful noise' of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows's vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

Editorial Reviews

"A companion to I Am Phoenix, this marvelous, lyrical evocation of the insect world demands accolades. With subjects ranging from grasshoppers to butterflies, there is variety in tone, mood, and theme. There are fourteen poems in the handsomely designed volume, with wonderfully interpretive illustrations. Each selection is a gem, polished to perfection." (H.)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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