The Bat-poet

Paperback | October 25, 1996

byRandall Jarrell

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There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days—he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way.

With illustrations by Maurice Sendak, The Bat-Poet—a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book selection—is a collection of the bat's own poems and the bat's own world: the owl who almost eats him; the mockingbird whose irritable genius almost overpowers him; the chipmunk who loves his poems, and the bats who can't make heads or tails of them; the cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and sparrows who fly in and out of Randall Jarrell's funny, lovable, truthful fable.

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This "shining jewel of a book (that) cries to be read aloud . . . (and) speaks to every child" (New York Times Book Review) combines the work of two bestselling children's book talents. "The combination of prose and verse has never been bettered".--Louis Untermeyer.

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There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days—he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way.With illustrations by Maurice Se...

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There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days—he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats, who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way.

Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) received the National Book Award for his book of poems The Woman at the Washington Zoo.His children's book The Animal Family was named a Newbery Honor Book, and his translation of The Three Sisters was produced by The Actors Studio Theatre.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.88 × 6.25 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006205905X

ISBN - 13:9780062059055

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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This "shining jewel of a book (that) cries to be read aloud . . . (and) speaks to every child" (New York Times Book Review) combines the work of two bestselling children's book talents. "The combination of prose and verse has never been bettered".--Louis Untermeyer.

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"'This is a shining jewel of a book.It cries to be read aloud at story hours,in classrooms, and at bedtime,for it speaks to every child." (School Library Journal)