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Celebrations by Myra Cohn Livingston

Celebrations (edition 1991)

by Myra Cohn Livingston (Author)

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A collection of poems on the holidays of the year, from New Year's Day through Martin Luther King Day, Passover, Labor Day, Halloween, and others, to Christmas Eve.
Authors:Myra Cohn Livingston (Author)
Info:Scholastic (1991)
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Celebrations by Myra Cohn Livingston


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Poems for holidays throughout the year, even a birthday one. We enjoyed all the poems and loved the illustrations. Here is the one for Halloween:


Green cat eyes
In midnight gloom
fly with the witch
on her ragged broom
over dark hills
where bonfires loom.

There, where haunted
spirits groan,
crouched in the rubble
of rag and bone,
Old Halloween
unearths gray stone

counting souls
of the restless dead,
nodding her wizened,
shrouded head.
Then, with her bony fingers spread

she bids them dance
to a frenzied tune.
Thin bodies floating
circle the moon,
and Old Halloween
falls in a swoon....

Red embers die
as the hillside shakes.
A rooster crows.
The morning breaks.
The witch lies dead.
The cat awakes. ( )
  Stacy_Krout | Oct 11, 2020 |
Why do we celebrate all of our national holidays? Well, "Celebrations" is a great text that explains why we celebrate some of the holidays we do in America. These poems also talk about what happens on these special days. Children would love reading these poems because they are fun and cute. They rhyme and have meaning. These poems explain what we do during these holidays and exposing your child to the various reasons and and habits that the American culture celebrates is an intriguing thing for children to experience. Help your child enjoy an experience of learning about all of our holidays by reading to them this book. ( )
  klsulliv | Oct 25, 2011 |
Celebrations is a book with all sorts of poems, from poems about Columbus Day to poems about April Fools Day and Birthdays. Very good book to use to read a poem to children for the holidays. ( )
  ktinney2315937 | Sep 19, 2011 |
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