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Book Title: New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery|
The author of the book: Allan Wolf
Edition: Candlewick Press (MA)
Date of issue: September 11th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780763632885
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"This amazing work presents the adventure of Lewis and Clark through the eyes of its participants." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
In powerful, lyrical language, here is the journey of Lewis and Clark told by themselves and their diverse crew -- from a one-eyed French-Indian fiddler to Clark's African-American slave; from Sacagawea to Lewis's Newfoundland dog, a "seer" whose narrative resonates long after the book is closed.
An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
An International Reading Association Children's Book Award Notable
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year
A Lion and the Unicorn Honor Winner for Excellence in North American Poetry
Two starred reviews (KIRKUS, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)
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Read information about the authorAllan Wolf: educator-writer-musician extraordinaire. He has literally hundreds of poems committed to memory. He is a veteran traveler through all the diverse worlds of poetry--from poetry slams to public schools, salons to saloons. He turns classic poetry into acoustic tunes as the drummer for The Dead Poets band. He put the Oh! in poetry as the educational director for national touring company Poetry Alive!. Allan Wolf knows poems.
This expertise was exhibited in Allan Wolf's first book with Candlewick Press, THE BLOOD-HUNGRY SPLEEN AND OTHER POEMS ABOUT OUR PARTS. A collection of wacky--and anatomically correct--poems about body parts, THE BLOOD-HUNGRY SPLEEN is transforming science classes across the country. Before starting the book, Allan Wolf drew on inspiration from his stint as "Poet in Residence" at a school in Seoul, Korea. "A sixth-grade life science class had displayed their poems about anatomy on a life-size chart of the human body," explains the author. "There was a poem about the intestines on the intestines. A poem about the brain was written on the brain." Since then, he says, "the human body has proved to be an infinite universe of poetic inspiration."
Allan Wolf's next book with Candlewick Press, NEW FOUND LAND: A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, also reveals the writer's poetic roots. The exhilarating tale of Lewis and Clark's journey is written in poetic form: a medley of lyrical and powerful voices from the surprisingly diverse crew. "During the four years it took to research and write NEW FOUND LAND, my head was constantly crowded with the novel's fourteen voices," Allan Wolf says. "They talked to me as I made breakfast, as I dressed the baby, as I delivered newspapers, and as I brushed my teeth. They talked and talked. Alone in my car I began to talk back. And together all fifteen of us worked out the details of the story. Happily, my head is now quiet, the voices having moved to their permanent home within this book."
Allan Wolf lives in North Carolina with his wife and three children.
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