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Birds on a Wire: A Renga 'round Town by J.…

Birds on a Wire: A Renga 'round Town

by J. Patrick Lewis

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I'd never heard of Renga before I read this book. Like everyone else, I've done Haiku do death, but this is really interesting and new. What a cool book to bring that to my attention! Very satisfying. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
This is a poetry book about a day in the life of a town. The writing and the illistration leaves nothing to the imagination. It both tells you whats going on and shows you whats going on and not much is going on. Nothing really happens in this story. ( )
  JohannaJ | Oct 25, 2011 |
Birds on a Wire introduces children (and adults) to the ancient Japanese poetry form of renga, a precursor to the better-known haiku. Poetic, collaborative, multicultural, calming, beautiful - this book has much to offer, particularly for teachers or for childrens' librarians seeking interesting programming options. ( )
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Told in an ancient poetic form known as the renga, which means "linked verse," this visually stunning picture book paints a vivid portrait of a day in the life of an American village.

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