BookSpeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie SalasBookSpeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books

byLaura Purdie SalasIllustratorJosee Bisaillon

Hardcover | October 25, 2011

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Laura Purdie Salas, the acclaimed author of Stampede!, is back with another collection of wild and weird, wacky and winsome poems about all the magic to be found on a single bookshelf. In BookSpeak!, each poem gives voice to a group&nbspthat seldom gets a voice . . . the books themselves! Characters plead for sequels, book jackets strut their stuff, and we get a sneak peek at the raucous parties in the aisles when all the lights go out at the bookstore! The illustrator Jose Bisaillon's mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage present page after page of richly colored spreads filled with action and charm. Together, Salas and Bisaillon deliver a unique collection brimming with ideas as much about spines and dust jackets as they are about adventure and imagination.
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of several poetry and nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Minnesota, and you can find out more about her at Josée Bisaillon grew up in St-Hyacinthe, Québec. Rather than follow in her father's footsteps and become a veterinary surgeon, she chose to cut ani...
Title:BookSpeak!: Poems About BooksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10.5 × 0.39 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547223005

ISBN - 13:9780547223001


Editorial Reviews

Well crafted and clever, covering a variety of aspects of books and reading? An appealing offering that will be especially popular with librarians." - School Library Journal "There's definite readaloud and performance potential here." - Bulletin "