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by Kristin Blackwood,Vanita Oelschlager




Ivan's Great Fall is the story of a young boy reluctant to say goodbye to summer. Everything about summer makes him happy. Summer is endless days of play and nights full of stars. As summer turns to fall, he discovers autumn has a charm of its own. Fall is friends and school, trees full of brilliant colors and a chill in the air.

Ivan's Great Fall introduces children to the poetry of Keats, Dickinson, Sandburg, Bronte and others. Excerpts from their writings, as seen through Ivan's eyes, will open up poetry as a way for children to express their own feelings about the changing of seasons. This book includes longer excerpts and brief bios of each author.

Download Ivan's Great Fall: Poetry for Summer and Autumn from Great Poets and Writers of the Past epub
ISBN: 0981971415
ISBN13: 978-0981971414
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Kristin Blackwood,Vanita Oelschlager
Language: English
Publisher: Vanita Books (October 1, 2009)
Pages: 44 pages
ePUB size: 1188 kb
FB2 size: 1967 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 683
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Ytli
"Ivan's Great Fall" is the tale of a young boy reluctant to say goodbye to summer. Everything about summer makes him happy. Summer is perpetual times of fun and evenings bursting with stars. As summer turns to fall, he discovers autumn has a beauty of its very own. Fall is friends and school, trees full of gleaming colors and a nip in the air. "Ivan's Great Fall" introduces children to the poetry of Keats, Dickinson, Sandburg, Bronte and others. Selections from their literary artistry, as viewed through Ivan's eyes, will open up poetry as a way for children to display their own emotions about the turn of seasons. "Ivan's Great Fall" includes extended selections and short bios of each poet at the end of the book.

Oelschlager, by weaving in classic poetry with her own beginning and end, finds a way to introduce great poets and poetry to children. I like that the book has the complete poems in the back, plus a brief history of each poet. Kristin Blackwood's illustrations portray the haziness of summer and settled nature of fall perfectly.
Rko
My first impression was a feeling of joy at looking at the little boy swinging above the autumn leaves ready to jump in. What child doesn't have a similar wonderful autumn memory.

The mix of wonderful poetry from various writers like William Blake, Emily Bronte, Thomas Moore, Walt Whitman beautiful word the experiences of a child traveling from summer through fall. The story depicts the joy of any little boy on the journey through the mysteries & surprises offered as the seasons progress with all a little heart has to discover along the way, baseball, staying up late, vacation, etc.

The boy in the illustrations is so cute and lovable. The book is pulled together with a beautiful and well crafted mix of past and present to present a wonderful work of art any young boy can relate to.
Hi_Jacker
If you are looking for a book to help introduce the young people in your life to poetry, this would be a wonderful choice. The verse is easy to read and interesting. The pictures are large and fill the pages beautifully. I think this book could prompt children to want to write their own poems. It would also make a great bedtime story. I would definitely recommend this to parents, teachers and grandparents.
Akinonris
Oelschlager tells Ivan's story in poetry which begins and ends with her own work. The rest of the story is told through the voices of many well-known poets -- Dickinson, Stevenson, Sandburg, and Whitman, to name a few. Along with each poem is a short note about the author.
RED
Disjointed. If I had to describe this book in one word that would be it. Bits of poetry compiled and paired with pictures that are pretty but don't quite capture the crust of any story. I thought my children might enjoy reading the old poems, which are included in the back of the book, but only excerpts accompany the pictures.

I received a free copy of this book from netgalley.com with no obligation.