Echoes for Eyes: Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature

by Barbara Juster Esbensen and Helen K. Davie

A hurricane's spiral. The branches of veins in a hand. The circle of a curled... read more

A hurricane's spiral. The branches of veins in a hand. The circle of a curled up fawn, a sleeping bear, and the orbit of the earth which marks passing time. Twenty-five poems arranged in sections titled Spirals, Branches, Polygons, Meanders and Circles look at nature through Barbara Juster Esbensen's keen and patient eye, exposing its secrets as well as the strength and wonder of words to young readers. Helen K. Davie's full-page illustrations help mark the transition from one untitled poem to the next at the same time they provide a significant yet subtle backdrop for the text. (Ages 7-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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