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|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 135 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Lion of the Sky, theCan Be… series, 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. Her illustrated work includes I Am Smoke and Big Problems Little Problems.
- Booklist Top 10 Poetry Books for Youth
- Utah Beehive Book Award Nominee
- 2020 Red Clover Picture Book Award Nominee
- NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- Gryphon Honor Book
- NCTE Notable Poetry Books
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Parents Magazine Best Kids' Books
- Kirkus Best 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
“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
“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