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Monumental Verses

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Award-winning poet Lewis invites readers to climb aboard for an eye-opening, lyrical journey to some of the world's greatest monuments, including lush photographs. The back matter features a map showing each site's location, historical information on each one, and a brief history of the photographs. Teachers looking to integrate language arts into their social studies less ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Janet Squires
Fourteen verses from the esteemed J. Patrick Lewis -- need I say more?

This is a wonderful collection that pays homage to some of man's most amazing monuments. Lewis takes readers around the world -- from ancient Stonehenge and the colossal Great Wall of China to the engineering marvel of the Golden Gate Bridge and the inspiring Statue of Liberty. The beauty of the Taj Mahal, the mysteries of Easter Island, and the grandeur of Machu Picchu are all celebrated within the pages along with others.

Stephanie Linton
Nov 11, 2013 Stephanie Linton rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grades 2-8
A fun book of verses that celebrate the many different landmarks and monuments around the world. I especially enjoyed the various uses of poetic elements. Each poem showcases different elements. Although some poems in this collection are not very insightful, I do like the information provided for each monument or landmark. I think this would be a good book to introduce to students in a geography class. Teachers can also pick and choose certain poems from this collection to use in the classroom. ...more
May 31, 2016 Hope rated it liked it
A fun book featuring beautiful illustrations of many monuments, coupled with various types of poems which often describe the history of the monument, such as the supposed origins of Stonehenge or some of the history of the Eiffel Tower. A lot of fun, I read this book last summer as well, and when I saw it again, I decided to pick it up for another read.
May 01, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, srp-2011
Another great poetry book for the SRP this year, it has poems about major landmarks around the world. The photographs are also pretty awesome.
Mar 29, 2012 Donalyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
16 poems in a variety of forms celebrate revered man-made structures like the Eiffel Tower and Mount Rushmore. Includes photos and brief descriptions of each structure in the back.
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I liked the artwork a lot, but the poems didn't thrill me. Still, a neat idea.
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J. Patrick Lewis is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than seventy children's books, including Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses. J. Patrick Lewis lives in Ohio.
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