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selected for having made their hearts sing and their minds wonder" (as stated in the beautiful book jacket)
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
Out of Wonder combines the talents of Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, and illustrator Ekua Holmes, as they pay "lyrical homage to twenty famed poets, selected for having made their hearts sing and their minds wonder" (as stated in the beautiful book jacket). It is divided into three parts that mirror the hearts of the celebrated poet's style and themes, culminating with beautiful verses of thanks, highlighting the power and influence of their work today. It represents ancient and foreign-language poets, 19th and 20th-century poets, and contemporary poets in an unforgettable jamboree wrapped up in a treasure of a picture book.
The book is prefaced with words of wisdom and wonder from award-winning poet, Kwame Alexander, who hopes the reader will be inspired and encouraged to explore their own creativity through reading and writing poetry. This will be easy to do as you journey through the pages, delighting in the masterful words penned in brilliance, and as your eyes take in the stunning, colorful mixed media collage that will warm your heart and stir your imagination.