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Poetry Matters

Ralph Fletcher



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HarperCollins Children's Books
27 February 2002
Children's & Educational; Educational: English literature
A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer's Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.

This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers-and even young people themselves.

Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.
By:   Ralph Fletcher
Imprint:   HarperCollins Children's Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 193mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   76g
ISBN:   9780380797035
ISBN 10:   0380797038
Pages:   142
Publication Date:   27 February 2002
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  English as a second language ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.

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