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Twist

Yoga Poems

Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Come explore yoga in a new way with TWIST,
a collection of sixteen original poems sure to inspire even the youngest yogi! Feel the damp soil beneath you as Cobra, and grab hold of a star as Half-Moon. From Low Crow to Eagle and from Triangle to Tree, yoga comes alive with Janet S. Wong's artful creativity. Add vibrant illustrations by Julie Paschkis, and each pose is no longer simply a stretching position, but a picture and a story that will exercise the imagination as well as the body.

Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as Grump, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington.

Photograph by Joe Max Emminger

Julie Paschkis is a painter, textile designer, and award-winning illustrator and author of books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown, an Americas Award winner and an Orbis Pictus Honor book; Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams by Janet S. Wong, a 2000 New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Julie Larios, a 2006 Boston Globe–Horn Award Honor Book. A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle with her husband. Visit her online at JuliePaschkis.com.

  • Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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