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Black Swan/White Crow

Illustrated by Christopher Manson

About The Book

Step into the freedom of nature with this collection of nineteen haiku written by J. Patrick Lewis and the vibrant woodcuts by Christopher Manson accompanying each poem.

Escape the pages of this book into the magic of the outdoors through the haiku and woodcut illustrations that fill the pages of Black Swan/White Crow.

With themes of nature and the outdoors in each poem, young readers will feel as if they are watching bison during winter storms, crows resting on a phone wire, and grizzly bears fishing in a stream with their own eyes.

About The Author

J. Patrick Lewis is a poet and prose writer noted for his children's poems and other light verse.

About The Illustrator

Christopher Manson is an author and illustrator of children’s books.  He studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (August 27, 2007)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416961581
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books

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