Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder....

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Title:Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Author:Kwame Alexander
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:56 pages

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Reviews

  • Dan
    May 20, 2017
    Out of Wonder is out of this world! Alexander's opening Preface sets the stage for this inspiring collection of poetry! Twenty beautiful poems written by Alexander, Colderley, and Wentworth to both honor and highlight the various styles of twenty amazing poets from the past and present and from arou...
  • Mary Ann
    Apr 16, 2017
    "A poem is a s small but powerful thing. It has the power to reach inside of you, to ignite something in you, and to change you in ways you never imagined." -- Kwame Alexander As Kwame Alexander writes in his preface, poetry can pack a powerful punch, touching our deepest feelings, helping us notice...
  • Laura Harrison
    Mar 02, 2017
    One of the most extraordinary poetry picture books I have ever encountered. The poems are incredible but the illustrations! Astonishingly beautiful and powerful! Any teacher, librarian, parent, bookseller or book lover who follows my reviews or who just stumbled across this one-trust me and obtain t...
  • Jana
    May 20, 2017
    This book is a wonderful collection of poems that celebrate the work and style of renowned poets such as Robert Frost, Walter Dean Myers, Emily Dickinson, and many others. These poems are beautifully illustrated with mixed media artwork. This would be a great companion to Keep a Pocket in Your Poem:...
  • Angela
    Jan 20, 2017
    Spectacular.This book will win awards. And it will be deserved. A much-needed addition to poetry collections for schools and libraries. ...
  • Mary Lee
    Jan 22, 2017
    I didn't really read this book today...I read it months ago when I wrote the teachers' guide! But I heard Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes speak at ALA and got an arc, so now it seems real enough to talk about.20 poems (written by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth) c...
  • Leonard Kim
    Mar 24, 2017
    Though I suggested Grimes' One Last Word wasn't helped by the juxtaposition of her work with her inspirations, it was still critical in a book like that to have them. Out of Wonder doesn't even do that, greatly reducing the value of this book for students. Though again I think the new poems would su...
  • Jillian Heise
    Apr 04, 2017
    A wonderful collection of poems that can be appreciated on their own and used as mentor texts. The illustrations are striking, vivid, and match the tone of each poems. I appreciated the three different ways of honoring/being inspired by the poets being celebrated throughout the book. The only thing ...
  • Courtney
    Apr 12, 2017
    Fantastic book for poetry writing with kids. Mentor texts upon mentor texts....
  • Lynn
    Apr 15, 2017
    Wonder is the best descriptor for how I feel about all aspects of this remarkable book! The poetry is beautifully written and wonderfully captures the essence of the work of each poet tribute. A GEM for classrooms and young readers and poets being introduced to the work and forms of these master poe...