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The Bat-Poet

There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days--he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way.With illustrations by Maurice Sendak, The Bat-Poet--a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book selection--is a collection of the bat's own poems and the bat's own world: the owl who almost eats him; the mockingbird whose irritable genius almost overpowers him; the chipmunk who loves his poems, and the bats who can't make heads or tails of them; the cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and sparrows who fly in and out of Randall Jarrell's funny, lovable, truthful fable.Supports the Common Core State Standards
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"'This is a shining jewel of a book.It cries to be read aloud at story hours, in classrooms, and at bedtime, for it speaks to every child.""-- School Library Journal""Children will cherish "The Bat-Poet," and they won't stop reading it, no matter how old they get.""-- Gene Shalit, McCalls"Poet Randall Jarrell says us his own song in a luminous, flawless prose that dances from the tongue and in batpoems of piercing lyric sweetness- Maurice Sendak's halflit woodland scenes and creatures are stroked exquisitely by pen 'in ink more gray than black. The totality charms by turns the eye, the ear, and the Imagination, and as true poetry must, it satisfies the heart-""-- School Library Journal""One of the most entrancing books for children of all ages, including mine, that I have ever read.""-- Conrad Aiken"

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