Lion of the Sky
Haiku for All Seasons
you gasp as I roar,
my mane exploding, sizzling—
lion of the sky!
Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas. The poems celebrate the seasons and describe everything from an earthworm to a baseball to an apple to snow angels, alongside full-color illustrations.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Gryphon Honor Book
- NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- NCTE Notable Poetry Books
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- Kirkus Best Children's Books
- Parents Magazine Best Kids' Books
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“[A] format suitable for reading alone as well as reading aloud, and it will likely inspire emulation as well as enjoyment.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
School Library Journal
“This well-crafted work contains versatile possibilities for classrooms and libraries.”—School Library Journal
“[T]he wonderfully evocative, vivid imagery in text and art also make this a welcome addition for poetry classroom units.”—starred, Booklist
The Horn Book Magazine
“Salas’s innovative language steals the show. . . . Multiple readings are in order: the first few may revolve around riddle solving, while subsequent ones will allow readers to savor the imaginative language and illustrations.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“The book’s meditative tone and resonant images invite readers to embrace new ways of seeing the world around them.”—Publishers Weekly
“Richly rewarding and clever: a visually arresting, inventive treatment of a popular subject.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Water Can Be . . ., and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at laurasalas.com.
Illustrator: Mercè López
Mercè López is an artist and illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain.