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Come with Me: Poems for a Journey

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A journey can lead east and west, from north to south, up, down, over, under, in between, and next to.

A journey can last a minute, an hour, a year, a month, a lifetime.

A journey might be slow or fast or both. A journey might be shining. One journey could remind you of another one. Are you sliding? Stumbling? Floating?

Maybe it all depends on your point of view.

Where -- and
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 22nd 2000 by Greenwillow Books
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Amy Forrester
Dec 01, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing
The many facets of traveling are explored in the 16 poems in this collection. Nye’s non-rhyming poems peel away layer after layer of meaning to reveal insightful truths about planning, going, and returning from a journey. Some journeys take the reader across space and time, while others look at journeys of the heart and soul. Some journeys involve great movement, while others are stationary. Yaccarino’s illustrations create a stylistic world that visually represents the contradictory, yet comple ...more
Kelli McKenna
Feb 25, 2015 Kelli McKenna rated it liked it
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Come with Me: Poems for a Journey written by Naomi Shihab Nye is a collection of short poems that revolve around the idea of a journey. I really enjoyed some of the poems, for example my favorite poem in this collection was called "Spring Returns To Us". I appreciated this one the most, maybe because I am sick of winter, but also because the poem was broken up into little sections discussing "sun to skin" or "air to ear" and went in short detail of how spring relates to the senses. On the other ...more
Feb 15, 2009 Rian rated it really liked it
Summary: This is a delightfully illustrated book of poems about motion, traveling, and being still.

Response: I had read "19 Varieties of Gazelle" by Naomi Shihab Nye for the class last term and, while I fell "new" to reading poetry, I instantly loved those poems. I felt similarly about this book, although it is, in some ways, the opposite of "19 Vaireties": that one is written for older readers, and it is very clearly about her own cultural background, many of the poems about her relatives in Pa
Kayla Heenan
Feb 24, 2015 Kayla Heenan rated it really liked it
This book was filled with a few poems that were perfect for traveling. It would be for the upper grade levels but it was for sure a fun read. I would not say it is a must have but it would be great for the students to browse through, or I could read aloud some poems from this story as well.
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Feb 25, 2016 Kenta Burpee rated it it was amazing
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I thought a lot of the poems had deep meanings, and I especially liked the last poem called "Torn Map".
a book of poems by the author about travel and journeys (literal and figurative). some poems are comparing travel by covered wagon and travel by plane, and others talk about the journey of emotions (being mad at mom but getting over it) the journey of growing from infant to adult (in "spinning"--one of my favorites) and imaginary travel (in "torn map" about wanting to be closer to someone who is far away). great for use in the classroom--poems are simple enough for most 4th+ graders to understan ...more
Mar 07, 2015 Joshua rated it really liked it
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A fun books of poems about different kinds of journeys (like going to a new place or the journey that is life). The art is a lot of fun too. It made an enjoyable and quick read in the car with my nieces, and it would be great to come back to again.
Sep 14, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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As a children's picture book, this works wonderfully to introduce children to poetry and allow children to think about the world around them.
Jan 06, 2008 rinabeana rated it really liked it
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These were really cute poems! I would definitely read these poems to children and I think they would like them.
Feb 03, 2008 Jo rated it liked it
Recommended to Jo by: Library
I realy loved the art in this, but some of the passages where lost on me. Worth looking at.:)
Nov 11, 2009 Jason rated it it was ok
I liked 2 of the 16 poems in this collection for young readers.
Jan 19, 2010 Aiesha rated it it was amazing
to live a journey
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Naomi Shihab Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother. During her high school years, she lived in Ramallah in Jordan, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she later received her B.A. in English and world religions from Trinity University. She is a novelist, poet and songwriter.

She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She was elected a Chancellor of the Acad
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