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About the Author

Poet and author Joyce Sidman was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 4, 1956. She received a B.A. in German from Wesleyan University and earned her teacher's certificate in 1983. Sidman teaches poetry and is a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has published several children's books, show more including Red Sings from Treetops, and she won the New Women's Voices award for Like the Air. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Canonical name
Sidman, Joyce
Birthdate
1957-06-04
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Short biography
Joyce Sidman writes and teaches in the Twin Cities area.She has written articles and reviews for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Star Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, and the late, great Riverbank Review. Her poetry for both children and adults has been widely published, and she won the New Women's Voices award for her adult book, Like the Air.

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A truly beautifully crafted book that offers a look at the life of a remarkable woman! I had never heard of Maria Merian before reading this but I am thoroughly inspired by her and want to read a longer biography. The reading level of this is a probably aimed at a young/mid-teen level, and I was expecting something a little meatier, however, that still doesn't detract from the fact that I immensely enjoyed reading about Maria's life, curiosity, and contributions to science and entomology. I would recommend this to anyone looking to add a little nonfiction reading to their shelves, or if you just want to read about a really cool woman :)… (more)
 
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deborahee | 20 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Cool illustrations
 
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eberly4 | 22 other reviews | Feb 17, 2024 |
This book is rich and beautiful. The illustrations are stunning woodcuts with watery jewel toned colors. The poems are delightful, lovely to read out loud. That it is also telling poems about real pond crashes and their lives makes this book truly stunning.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 63 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
Beautiful art and succinct text teach about the many spirals found in nature.
 
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sloth852 | 46 other reviews | Jan 8, 2024 |

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21
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4,731
Popularity
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Rating
4.2
Reviews
499
ISBNs
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