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We Are a Thunderstorm

4.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The First Place Award Winner for The 1989 National Written & Illustrated By...Contest for Students, this is a lyrical blend of poetry and photographs.

This outstanding book of poetry offers a wide range of sensitive insights, thought-provoking ideas, and amusing whimsies.

A lovely book to be savored and enjoyed again and again.

Hardcover, 29 pages
Published September 28th 1990 by Landmark Editions (first published September 1990)
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Ruth Sims
Nov 02, 2013 Ruth Sims rated it it was amazing
I first saw this book the year it was published, which was (I think) 1989, when I was an elementary school librarian. The Written and Illustrated By... series was a wonderful series of books, with the authors/illustrators aged from 6-18, and both the story and illustrations had to be their original work. Even after all these years, three of the books of that series have remained in my mind and I intend to hunt them down and buy them. We Are a Thunderstorm is one of them. I was pleased to see tha ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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A collection of poems to accompany the then 16-year-old author’s lovely photographs.

This was the first book of poetry I bought out of grad school, because I so loved the juxtaposition of the photos and the poems. The poems made sense to me, being at once short, subtle, and completely comprehensible. I’m not generally a poem person—-I like to roll around in prose too much-—but now and then a small bite that goes a long way makes for a nice change.
Jan 09, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
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These poems were written with such sensitivity, insight, and beautiful sensory images that you'd be convinced they were written by a poet laureate. Amazingly, they were all written by a girl of merely 16.
Brian Wasserman
Jul 11, 2012 Brian Wasserman rated it it was amazing
I consider this book a classic. I read it long before any of Amity Gaige's novels came out, and her talent as a writer was evident even at such a young age. There is just something magical about We Are a Thunderstorm!
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Amity Gaige is the author of the acclaimed novel, O My Darling, for which she was chosen by the National Book Foundation for its “5 under 35” recognition. She teaches at the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein Providence Campus and at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
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