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Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem

by David Frampton

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Frampton, David. Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem (Original Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti). Story and Woodcuts by David Frampton. Grand Rapids: Books for Young Readers, 2006.

Mr. Ferlinghetti’s Poem was written for children 5 years and up. It comes with beautifully designed woodcut illustrations that appeal to small children. It is a simple poem/story about what life was like in Brooklyn New York a long time ago. Ferlinghetti remembers simple things—how he and his friend were hanging out on a hot summer day when, fortunately, the fire department came to hose down their neighborhood. Kids and even adults danced around in the cool showers that brought great relief. This is a great, simple story that celebrates the simple things in life that people find joy in.
  PatrickNavas | Aug 8, 2010 |
I chose this book almost entirely for the attention-grabbing woodcuts that Frampton used to illustrate his work. He has written short background introduction of Mr. Ferlinghetti as a child, when his poem was written, and them completes the book with the poem in its entirety. The poem itself is a non-rhyming, very observational poem with a shingled appearance, from the childhood years of a lifelong poet. The color-washed woodcuts are simple yet stunning, and reflect the setting in a 1920s Brooklyn street on a hot summer day in a very enhancing way.
  jaytuck.NW | Dec 7, 2009 |
This is a very sweet and nostalgic poem about a young boy in Brooklyn's daydream that one hot summer day all the firemen come out to play with the local children by splashing the firehose. ( )
  bnray | Jan 14, 2009 |
Fans of Ferlinghettis will like this adaption of one of his poems. ( )
  AnnaScott | May 13, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802852904, Hardcover)

On a sweltering summer day in Brooklyn, firemen spray a group of bored city kids with cool water from their hoses. In the water-drenched moments that follow, the children make the most of this unexpected treat. Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem comes alive with charming and exuberant woodcuts by David Frampton, creating an adventure that readers of all ages will enjoy.

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A poem which describes how much the children from Brooklyn enjoy being sprayed by fire hoses on a hot summer's day.

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