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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
THE GLEAM OF A GOLD NUGGET…the fire in a precious gem…the geometry of a seashell…a fossil, a baseball card. Treasures all.

John Frank’s poetry about the things we collect – at the beach, in the attic, in the mountains and desert, at flea markets – is a treasure itself. With handsome alluring photographs of collections and collectibles, this is a rare find – a keeper - to re
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Roaring Brook Press
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Keepers by John Frank

Rather than an anthology from various authors, Keepers: Treasure-Hunt Poems is a collection of short poems written entirely by John Frank. Anybody who has ever owned a secret lock box or treasure chest full of trinkets & mementos will be drawn right back into childhood with this collection. John Frank finds beauty in all the things children love to hold dear and collect -- fossils, glass jewels, tiny toys, medals and unusual objects.

This collection can be appropriate f
I loved reading this book! You get to see such simple pictures transformed into beautiful stories. I definitely would suggest this book to my friends. Plus it helps the author is from where I use to live.
Zach Naegele
This is a book of poetry that focuses on different treasures that a person may find. The poems are broken into categories of where you may find the treasures, such as the beach, attic, mountains, desert, flea market, and below the ground. The beach treasures focus on stones, shells, and drift wood that come from the ocean. The attic focuses on clothes, dolls, and collectables that may be packed away. The mountains and deserts are conjoined together and include stones and fossils. The flea market ...more
May 05, 2008 Renee rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 3rd-6th
Shelves: childrens-poetry
This rhyming poem book looks at the joys of finding treasures at the beach, in the attic, in the mountains and desert, at the flea market, and beneath the ground. Almost realistic colored photographs both enhance and detract from the 30 short poems (the doll and the puppet photos were a bit scary). This is additional purchase for libraries who need more poetry books.

Positively reviewed in Booklist and Publishers Weekly.
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
A few of the poems are quite good, but the rest are "just there" and I'm a little puzzled at some of the pages that have no illustrations/photographs accompaniment -- there does not seem to be rhyme or reason for the choices of illustrations vs. no illustrations...
This is a book of short poems by John Frank. Some of them are really great, but others not so much.
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