Lives: Poems About Famous Americans

Hardcover | April 7, 1999

byLee Bennett Hopkins

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Poetry that makes us appreciate the magnitude of lives
filled with courage, enthusiasm, inspiration.

Lives: Poems About Famous Americans is the ideal introduction to sixteen American personalities who have changed the course of history. Favorite anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins has brought together the work of a number of accomplished writers and poets, among them Jane Yolen, Nikki Grimes, and X. J. Kennedy, to portray such figures as Sacagawea, Babe Ruth, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Leslie Staubs portraits contain a poetry of their own, capturing a bit of history in the glint of smile or the reach of a hand. Lives is a book for all readers to savor.

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

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 From Abraham Lincoln to John F. Kennedy, Sacagawea to Rosa Parks, American history reflects a diverse collection of heroes and heroines who have contributed to the development of this vast and prominent nation. Celebrating 16 of these figures is Lives: Poems About Famous Americans, a picture book of special poetry selected by distingu...

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Poetry that makes us appreciate the magnitude of lives filled with courage, enthusiasm, inspiration.Lives: Poems About Famous Americans is the ideal introduction to sixteen American personalities who have changed the course of history. Favorite anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins has brought together the work of a number of accomplished wr...

Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.35 inPublished:April 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006027767X

ISBN - 13:9780060277673

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 11

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 From Abraham Lincoln to John F. Kennedy, Sacagawea to Rosa Parks, American history reflects a diverse collection of heroes and heroines who have contributed to the development of this vast and prominent nation. Celebrating 16 of these figures is Lives: Poems About Famous Americans, a picture book of special poetry selected by distinguished anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins. With offerings from such notable writers for children as Jane Yolen and Nikki Grimes, this celebratory volume makes a beautifully crafted introduction to important historical figures for young children. Artist Leslie Staub’s unique portraits also work to bring these men and women to life in paintings that capture the spirit of the subjects in an engaging, less formal way.