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Corn-Fed by James Stevenson

Corn-Fed (edition 2002)

by James Stevenson, James Stevenson (Illustrator)

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Authors:James Stevenson
Other authors:James Stevenson (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2002), Library Binding, 48 pages
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Tags:Poetry, 3-6

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Corn-Fed: Poems by James Stevenson



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The title itself provides clues for the motif in the book. The motif is antique vs modern, nature vs technology, farm vs city, and old vs new, etc. Stevenson does a good introduction to his poem book by telling us about man named Larry who because of weather conditions went from selling cars to selling "buffalo and sheep." It is truly a big, but humorous difference. A very enjoyable book for elementary school-aged children. ( )
  sabdelaz | Mar 21, 2014 |
A collection of short, amusing poems. Another must read by James Stevenson! He is a very clever writer. ( )
  ashoemak | Jan 17, 2013 |
Places and things are mainly described in the collection of poetry.

The book would be useful in analyzing point of view and ways to alter point of view. ( )
  Jill.Barrington | Sep 27, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060005971, Hardcover)

A quirkily varied layout, scribbly-scrabbly illustrations, and unusual glimpses at everyday experiences mark the sixth entry in James Stevenson's splendid corn book collection (Popcorn, Candy Corn, Sweet Corn, etc.). Stevenson's free-form verses, as down-to-earth as the title implies, contemplate gritty roadside snowbanks, a not-so-scared opossum, a conversation between forks and spoons, and a bottle of ketchup on the dinner table. The pictures speak as loudly as the words in many cases. In "Larry's," for example, a lot of large, white lumps under a sign stating "Larry's Used Cars" are explained:
Yesterday Larry sold
used cars.
Last night it snowed
and snowed.
Today he's selling hippos,
buffalo, and sheep.
Quiet, wry, and right on the mark, Stevenson's poems and pictures never fail to please and amuse. Readers from 7 to 107 will be inspired to see the world with slightly (and delightfully) skewed vision after spending an hour with Stevenson's corn. (Ages 7 and older) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:22 -0400)

The sixth in James Stevenson's series of "Corn Books" is fat, full,robust, healthy, and full of energy. But don't worry, this sixth entry is also wry, magical, surprising, witty, and subversive. Twenty-five brand-new Stevenson poems paired with signature Stevenson pictures.… (more)

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