I Am Phoenix: Poems For Two Voices by Paul FleischmanI Am Phoenix: Poems For Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

I Am Phoenix: Poems For Two Voices

byPaul Fleischman

Paperback | September 14, 1989

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At first light the finches
are flitting about the trees

purple finches
painted finches

In this companion volume to Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, the winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal, Paul Fleischman celebrates the sound, the sense, the essence of birds. Written to be spoken aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous, these poems perfectly capture the beauty of birds in their singing, soaring, and rejoicing.

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 ...
Title:I Am Phoenix: Poems For Two VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.16 inPublished:September 14, 1989Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064460924

ISBN - 13:9780064460927

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


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In this companion to his 1989 Newbery Award-winning Joyful Noise, Fleischman has combined his magic with words with the exuberant artistry of Ken Nutt to provide an exhilarating gift for all who love music, poetry, drama, and