A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down by Dana JensenA Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down by Dana Jensen

A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down

byDana JensenIllustratorTricia Tusa

Hardcover | March 20, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 120 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


"Such a simple, beautiful, satisfying book. Dana Jensen perfectly taps into the mystery of a child's world with this up-ness and down-ness. With each page turn, there is a sense of suspense: Should we read up or down?"&nbsp -Joyce Sidman, Newbery Honor-winning author of Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night Engaging and innovative, A Meal of the Stars shows how we live in a swaying, crashing, rising, falling-but utterly magical-world. With art merry and spirited, this distinctive collection of up and down poems reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary, resulting in a book young readers won't want to put down!&nbsp
One of Dana Jensen's favorite up and down things in life is watching a baseball soar up into the sky above a cheering crowd. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tricia Tusa has illustrated many children's books, including the  New York Times  best-selling The Sandwich Swap.  She loves hills that roll up and down...
Title:A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and DownFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 7 × 0.41 inPublished:March 20, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547390076

ISBN - 13:9780547390079


Editorial Reviews

Imaginative and accessible, these verses show how the most ordinary of pleasures can pique a child's or a pair of friends' curiosity to explore the natural and urban worlds." - Booklist "This quiet, thoughtful collection shows that not all poetry is meant to be read in a straightforward manner." - School Library Journal "Words and pictures pull readers along in a visceral reading experience." - Publishers Weekly "The imagery is precise and accessible, with touches of both whimsy and realism." - Bulletin "