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Sky Scrape/City Scape: Poems of City Life

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All the jump-roping, rollerskating, skyscraping excitement of city life is packed into this pulsating collection of poems selected by Jane Yolen. Poems by Langston Hughes, Jane Yolen, Rachel Field, and others capture the rush and rumble, toss and tumble of taxis and trains, pigeons and parks, sidewalks, and street cleaners. Ken Condon's bold illustrations evoke the gritty ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by WordSong
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Rachel Wild
Yolen, J. (1996). Sky Scrape/City Scape . Homesdale, Pennsylvania: Wordsong.

This collection of poem centres around the theme of the sights, sounds, hustle and bustle of the city. One of the wonderful things about this anthology is it shows readers that poetry really can be found anywhere and written about anything, even the city dump! It is a great introduction to well known poets such as Langston Hughes, Jane Yolen and Rachel Field. This book could be used in a an elementary class in a themati
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Asherer
Why this book? My classroom is lacking poetry books and could use more books that reflect their urban landscape and come from multiple authors. This book provides a variety of lengths of poems and some that have repetitive language, which is great for new language learners. Similarly, the illustrations provide a good backdrop and contextual clues for readers. Although there are some poems specifically about New York City, most could apply to Chicago as well.

Genre: Poetry Collection

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Aska
Oct 12, 2011 Aska added it
Shelves: poetry, poetry-theme

Sky Scrape/City Scape is an anthology poem selected by Jane Yolen. Not only the poems were selected by an author I recognize, the illustration and the title grabbed my attention immediately. Jane Yolen picked poems that showcased exciting, exhilarating poems that describe city life. The rhythms of most poems are fast paced to parallel the busy city life. The poems were carefully selected that incorporated noise, crowd and setting of the city. Many poems used similes to create imagery for its rea
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Carolyn
wide reading for CI 546

grade level: elementary to middle school.

genre: poetry
format: picture book

themes: city as naturescape.

school use: A good collection to have in your classroom to show how different poetic styles and types of poems can tell similar stories. Nice mix of classic and contemporary authors.

review: A really great collection of city-centric poems. Great for an urban classroom where Robert Frostian nature imagery wouldn't connect to students' experience at all. Really vibrant art an
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Emilie Morris
Why this book?: Add depth to library

Genre: Poetry, Urban Literature

Theme/Keywords: City Life, Urban, Poetry

Special Features: Great city illustrations

Characteristics of quality: Poems and pictures about city life help children who live in urban areas see life that is similar to theirs.

Gender of primary character: N/A

Race/ethnicity of primary character: N/A

Cultural considerations: Aimed at city life, not country life.

Open Ended Question: (Would have to ask questions at end of each poem) What did
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Katie Curry
This book is a collection of poetry about the city.
I would use this in a poetry lesson.
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more
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