Here by Wislawa SzymborskaHere by Wislawa Szymborska


byWislawa SzymborskaTranslated byClare Cavanagh, Stanislaw Baranczak

Paperback | August 7, 2012

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The animals in the forest are playing hide-and-seek? but there's one animal that can't be found. Where oh where has Bear gone? The animals in the forest are playing hide-and-seek, and everyone is found-except for the biggest creature of all! Where, oh where, could Bear have gone? One thing is certain: his loyal friends will do whatever it takes to find him. Join the search for Bear in this sweet padded board book!
LESLEA NEWMAN has written many books both for children and adults, including Where Is Bear?, Cats! Cats! Cats! and Hachiko Waits . She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. VALERI GORBACHEV has illustrated more than forty books for children, including his own Big Little Elephant and Skunk's Spring Surprise by Leslea Newma...
Title:HereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547592094

ISBN - 13:9780547592091

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Read from the Book

HereI can't speak for elsewhere,but here on Earth we've got a fair supply of everything.Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows,scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins,teacups, dams, and quips. There may be more of everything elsewhere,but for reasons left unspecified they lack paintings,picture tubes, pierogies, handkerchiefs for tears. Here we have countless places with vicinities.You may take a liking to some,give them pet names,protect them from harm. There may be comparable places elsewhere,but no one thinks they're beautiful. Like nowhere else, or almost nowhere,you're given your own torso here,equipped with the accessories requiredfor adding your own children to the rest.Not to mention arms, legs, and astounded head. Ignorance works overtime here,something is always being counted, compared, measured,from which roots and conclusions are then drawn. I know, I know what you're thinking.Nothing here can last,since from and to time immemorial the elements hold sway.But see, even the elements grow wearyand sometimes take extended breaksbefore starting up again. And I know what you're thinking next.Wars, wars, wars.But there are pauses in between them too.Attention! — people are evil.At ease — people are good.At attention wastelands are created.At ease houses are constructed in the sweat of brows,and quickly inhabited. Life on Earth is quite a bargain.Dreams, for one, don't charge admission.Illusions are costly only when lost.The body has its own installment plan. And as an extra, added feature,you spin on the planets' carousel for free,and with it you hitch a ride on the intergalactic blizzard,with times so dizzyingthat nothing here on Earth can even tremble. Just take a closer look:the table stands exactly where it stood,the piece of paper still lies where it was spread,through the open window comes a breath of air,the walls reveal no terrifying cracksthrough which nowhere might extinguish you.  

Editorial Reviews

No reader, not even poetry-phobes, should miss the bright revelations of Nobel laureate Szymborska. [? ] Syzmborska is sharply ironic and lithely philosophical, pondering the phenomenal precision of dreams and the elusiveness of meaning. The neat, prancing lyrics collected in this slender, piercing book are delectable and profound." - Booklist"