Spring 2019

Lion of the Sky

Haiku for All Seasons

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51249-809-7
$19.99 $14.99
978-1-54154-383-6
$30.65 $22.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-04-02
BISACS JNF013090, JNF042000
Dewey 811/.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Reviews

School Library Journal

“This well-crafted work contains versatile possibilities for classrooms and libraries.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[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

Publishers Weekly

“The book’s meditative tone and resonant images invite readers to embrace new ways of seeing the world around them.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“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.