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Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
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Jan 25, 11

bookshelves: poetry
Read in January, 2011

This is a lovely book. The poet has chosen the theme of nocturnal creatures and, in a most interesting way, couples a poem with information about the creature on facing pages. The poems themselves are evocative but very accessible, and I learned a lot from the accompanying informative text. The illustration technique, explained on the copyright page, is linoleum on woodblock print, painted with gouache (strongly pigmented watercolor), and made the book a 2011 Caldecott Honor book.
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