Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea by Lee Bennett HopkinsTraveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea

EditorLee Bennett Hopkins

Hardcover | October 17, 2017

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Gorgeous illustrations surround a collection of poetry written for children about the courage, beauty, and promise of sea voyages. Compiled and edited by award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, the poems describe how the sea has historically shone as a metaphor for hope and despair and served as a pathway for people searching for new life, including poems about the pilgrims coming to the New World, the Mariel boatlift, the Vietnamese boat people, a Dutch slave ship, the current migration situation in the Mediterranean, and the voyage of theSt. Louis.

Contributing poets include Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Paul B. Janeczko, J. Patrick Lewis, Allan Wolf, Marilyn Nelson, Denver Butson, Georgia Heard, Jane Yolen, Naomi Shihab Nye, and G. Neri, and Margarita Engle, the recently named Young People's Poet Laureate.

Lee Bennett Hopkinshas compiled more anthologies for children than anyone in the history of children's literature. In 2011, Lee Bennett Hopkins was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most prolific anthologist of poetry for children, with 113 titles to his credit!He has helped make poetry accessible to young readers in ...
Title:Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The SeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Seagrass PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633222764

ISBN - 13:9781633222762


Editorial Reviews

"This collection of poetry touches on such historic voyages as the Mayflower, the terror of the Middle Passage and the modern-day troubles of desperate migrants. The often serious verse is beautifully illustrated by Washington University professor Bob Hansman and his son, Jovan."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch