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Space Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston

Space Songs (edition 1998)

by Myra Cohn Livingston, Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator)

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Title:Space Songs
Authors:Myra Cohn Livingston
Other authors:Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1998), Paperback, 31 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:poetry, k-3, astronomy

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Space Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston



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I never thought I would miss rhyming in poetry, but while reading this collection of poems about things in space, I missed it. I liked how the author and/or illustrator choice print the poems on the page in concrete poetry fashion. For example, the poem entitled Satellites is actually shaped like a satellite. I don’t know how well this would work in a classroom as a tool for review. Some of the poems were confusing and didn’t flow. I f I had to chose a poem, it would be the one about the Sun. What I like about the poem is the poet’s dramatic language use. Instead of “it’s a ball of hot gas” it is described as “ afire with bursts of bubbling gas, …/ this mass, quaking inferno…/ a giant bomb exploding hydrogen.” ( )
  TiffanyA | Feb 24, 2016 |
The small verses offered in Myra Cohn Livingston's Space Songs, which are more like free verse poetry than songs, are constructed in an asthetically clever fashion. Each individual work, depending on the specific topic, is arranged to mirror the subject. For instance, the poem "Satellite's" lines are organized to resemble a satellite, with legs and all. While no particular aspect of this book stands out, the overall structure of the book is fun in itself. ( )
  edeidrich | Nov 13, 2012 |
How many people wonder about outer space? I know I do! Take your children on the adventure of seeing what else is out there that is literally "out of this world!" There are plenty of unanswered questions that people ask about space all of the time. Join the exploration and adventure in a journey to space by reading about the milkyway and comments. Who knows, maybe one day you can figure out or come across something about space that no one else knows! ( )
  klsulliv | Sep 15, 2011 |
This is a great collection of poety related to the universe. The illustrations and type setting make the book even more fun to read. ( )
  paulaanweiler | Sep 13, 2011 |
This book is informational because it has poems about different objects and planets in space. The art in this book is pastels. The content includes poems about the different things in space, such as, the Milky Way, the Moon, the Sun, comets and meteorites. The reading level is third grade because there are not very many words but the words are knid of hard. The curricular connection is science because all of the poems have information on space.
  meallen1 | Feb 1, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590444891, Paperback)

Beautiful, poetic kids book that teaches them about space.

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An illustrated collection of poems about various aspects of outer space.

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