Lion of the Sky:
Haiku for All Seasons
you gasp as I roar,
my mane exploding, sizzling
lion of the sky!
What do you get when you mix haiku with riddles with mask poems and add stunning art by? A collection of 24 riddle-ku that celebrates the iconic images and events of the seasons, from baseball to the first day of school to a pair of cozy mittens. Whether you want to solve riddles or immerse yourself in imaginative poems and art, this gorgeous book is for you!
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Millbrook (4/1/19)
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Review: Booklist: STARRED “The eloquent language ranges from philosophical to whimsical, and that tone is reflected in the colorful acrylic paintings… the wonderfully evocative, vivid imagery in text and art also make this a welcome addition for poetry classroom units.”
Review: Kirkus: STARRED “Richly rewarding and clever: a visually arresting, inventive treatment of a popular subject.”
Review: Publishers Weekly: “The book’s meditative tone and resonant images invite readers to embrace new ways of seeing the world around them.”
Margaret Simon: One way to write riddle-kus in the classroom. I love her popsicle stick idea!
Review: Stacked Books: “Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas.”