That Summer


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Enchanted Lion October 2019

Love poetry?  Wish you could find just the right poems to share with your favorite young listener?

These tiny little free verses walk outside the lines.  Some, like the mountain that finally moved one inch- something it had been putting off for at least a million years - will make you giggle.

Some will be so familiar, like Seagulls Around a Stroller, that you'll realize that some things that happen to you happen to other people too.

This is a charming, entertaining collection of 15 whimsical poems that will make you smile,  They are illustrated by Paul René Gauguin - the grandson of that other Paul Gauguin.

Together they have created a playful, fun short and satisfying adventure in poetry.

40 pages                      978-1592702770                       Ages 5-10

Keywords:  humor, fun, free verse, poems, poetry, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


Following last season’s Little Parsley, this new Hagerup volume was first published in Norway in 1971. At the time, it was a literary scandal for offering free verse to children, who were best suited, as the critics claimed, to the orderly rhymes of established poetic forms. Time and the inherently free and wild forms of youthful imagination have proven the critics completely wrong. Gorgeously illustrated by Paul René Gauguin, with his most antic line, as well as hand lettered, and playfully translated by Beck Crook, this collection of Hagerup poems is pure pleasure.--from the publisher

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