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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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Welcome to this site dedicated to celebrating the works of J. Patrick Lewis, Children's Poet Laureate and recipient of the National Council of Teachers Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
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Published on October 25, 2011 22:30
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“A great book is a homing device
For navigating paradise.

A good book somehow makes you care
About the comfort of a chair.

A bad book owes to many trees
A forest of apologies.”
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“Please bury me in the library
With a dozen long-stemmed proses”
J. Patrick Lewis, Please Bury Me in the Library

“I won't be sad too often,
If they bury me in the library
With bookworms in my coffin.”
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