Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue ParkTap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park

Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)

byLinda Sue ParkIllustratorIstvan Banyai

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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* "A smart and appealing introduction to an overlooked poetic form." - School Library Journal, starred review

Sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected aspects of the everyday-of breakfast, houseplants, tennis, freshly washed socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's giddy illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, and several picture books . She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her website at www.lspark.com. Istvan Banyai is the creator of the award-winning children's book Zoom and The Other Side . He lives in Connecticut.
Title:Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 7.5 × 7.5 × 0.22 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544555511

ISBN - 13:9780544555518


Editorial Reviews

Fresh and collegial, this offering stands out."- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Banyai's illustrations enhance the collection with an extra element of wit and imaginative freedom."- Horn Book "Park wants readers to try sijo for themselves, and in an extensive author's note she offers history, advice and encouragement."- Publishers Weekly "A smart and appealing introduction to an overlooked poetic form."- School Library Journal, starred review"With this lighthearted collection of her own sijo, the form will take a flying leap into the consciousness of both children and teachers."- Booklist, Starred Review"