Kiyoshi's Walk

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Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us--if we take the time to look.

After Kiyoshi watches his grandfather, Eto, compose his delicate haiku, he wonders out loud: "Where do poems come from?" His grandfather answers by taking him on a walk through their city, where they see a cat perched on a hill of oranges; hear the fluttering of wings; imagine what's behind a tall wall; and discuss their walk, with each incident inspiring a wonderful new haiku from Eto. As Kiyoshi discovers that poems come from the way the world outside of us meets the world within each of us, he also finds the courage to write a haiku of his own.

This lovely book will speak to any reader who treasures poetry, city life, grandparents, or the beauty of the everyday.---from the publisher

32 pages                                978-1620149584                           Ages 5-8

Keywords:  poetry, poems, grandfather, multigenerational, Asian culture, Asia, Language Arts Curriculum, city life, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, creativity, creative writing, haiku, creative process, finding your voice

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