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Dark emperor & other poems of the night / written by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Rick Allen.

By: Sidman, Joyce.
Contributor(s): Allen, Rick, 1956- [ill] | Houghton Mifflin Books for Children [pbl] | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company [pbl].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010Description: 29 p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9780547152288; 0547152280.Other title: Dark emperor and other poems of the night.Subject(s): Night -- Juvenile poetry | Forest animals -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry, AmericanGenre/Form: Children's poetry, American.DDC classification: 811/.54
Contents:
Welcome to the night -- Snail at moonrise -- Love poem of the primrose moth -- Dark emperor -- Oak after dark -- Night-spider's advice -- I am a baby porcupette -- Cricket speaks -- The mushrooms come -- Ballad of the wandering eft -- Bat wraps up -- Moon's lament.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2011; Horn Book Fanfare List 2011; Newbery Honors 2011; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2011; Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2010Summary: A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
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A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.

Welcome to the night -- Snail at moonrise -- Love poem of the primrose moth -- Dark emperor -- Oak after dark -- Night-spider's advice -- I am a baby porcupette -- Cricket speaks -- The mushrooms come -- Ballad of the wandering eft -- Bat wraps up -- Moon's lament.

American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2011; Horn Book Fanfare List 2011; Newbery Honors 2011; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2011; Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2010

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Myra Lucretia Taylor expressively reads Joyce Sidman's lush verse (Houghton Mifflin, 2010) in a soothing voice that adds to the poems' nocturnal mood. Listeners are drawn in by the lyrical "Welcome to the Night," which is followed by an introduction to the nocturnal world and to the raccoon's adaptations that make it a successful night hunter. In each of the following 10 poems, an animal or plant is introduced and its night habits are explored in a variety of poetic forms. Then, in a brief prose paragraph, additional information about the night dweller is presented. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Poet and author Joyce Sidman was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 4, 1956. She received a B.A. in German from Wesleyan University and earned her teacher's certificate in 1983. Sidman teaches poetry and is a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has published several children's books, including Red Sings from Treetops, and she won the New Women's Voices award for Like the Air.

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