In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)


In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)

Celebrate Poetry Month this April with HarperCollins Children’s Books!

Let’s visit the land of words and pay tribute to some amazing poems in this new book by Eloise Greenfield.  In this collection of twenty-one poems, children’s award winning author, Eloise Greenfield, journeys to a place where these words, creativity, and imagination abound.  This treasured poetry collection by Coretta Scott King Award-winning collaborators Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist are illustrated with sewn fabric collages, and is a tribute to the written word that invites readers to look within themselves to discover what inspires them.  This book is full of inspiration and starts off with my favorite poem on the book In The Land of Words, which I will share with my readers below.  This is a wonderful book in celebration of Poetry Month and will give children an appreciation for the written word, in whatever form it comes!

In the Land of Words

In the land

of words,

I stand as still

as a tree,

and let the words rain down on me.

Come, rain, bring

your knowledge and your

music.  Sing

while I grown green

and full.

I’ll stand as still

as a tree,

and let your blessings

fall on me.

Eloise Greenfield, winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children Award, says: The words can come from a memory, or a dream, or something I see or hear or wonder about or imagine. . . . Maybe there’s a place where words live, where our minds and hearts can go and find them when we want to write or read. I like to imagine that there is such a place. I call it “The Land of Words.”

About the Author:  Eloise Greenfield ‘s love of writing shines through brilliantly in each of her books, which includes Honey, I Love You and Other Love Poems and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea.  She is the recipient of the Coretta Scott Kind Award , the Foundation for Children’s Literature Hope S. Dean Award, and the National Council for the Social Studies Carter G. Woodson Book Award.  Mrs. Greenfield lives in Washington D.C. and you can follow her on Twitter @ELGreenfield.

In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)

List Price: $ 6.99

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