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Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems

by Lilian Moore

Brought to life through Roma Karas's simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry by Lilian Moore offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city, and to the children who live there.Lilian Moore had a lifetime of experience as an author of...

Brought to life through Roma Karas's simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry by Lilian Moore offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city, and to the children who live there.

Lilian Moore had a lifetime of experience as an author of books for young readers — and a particular expertise for observing and celebrating life from a child's point of view. In this collection, seventeen poems speak to the joys and everyday wonders of city living, including the hush of a snowy morning, the grandeur of skyscrapers and bridges, the phantom faces reflected in store windows, and the transforming effects of a neighborhood mural painted "on the blank / unwindowed wall" by someone "dreaming / to the slap of a / wet brush."

Hardcover - 32 pages - in English - $16.99
ISBN: 0763619876 (ISBN13: 9780763619879)
Published Mar 3, 2005 by Candlewick
First published 2005

requested by

Mrs. Cox (2nd Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Open requests - 35 Books received - 7

This year marks my 16th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 2nd grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training and then as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

Having moved down from the upper grades where students moan and groan at mention of poetry, I want to encourage students at a younger age to read and appreciate...

Having moved down from the upper grades where students moan and groan at mention of poetry, I want to encourage students at a younger age to read and appreciate poetry as a form of written art--not just a series of rhyming words and stanzas!

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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