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Joyful Noise

Written by Paul Fleischman & illustrated by Eric Beddows
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Written to be read aloud by two voices–sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous–here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the “Booming/boisterious/joyful noise” of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way. A clear and fascinating guide to the insect world–from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles– and an exultant celebration of life. Ages 6+

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Book Topics › bugs and insects
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Who Wrote Joyful Noise

Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind’s Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.

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Who Illustrated Joyful Noise

Eric Beddows

<p><strong>Eric Beddows</strong> was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He illustrated <em>Shadow Play </em>and the Newbery Medal-winning <em>Joyful Noise</em> and its companion, <em>I Am Phoenix </em>(the latter under the name of Ken Nutt), all by Paul Fleischman. He has many one-man shows of his art and received numerous grants and awards for excellence. Other children’s books he’s illustrated include <em>The Cave of Snores </em>by Dennis Haseley and <em>Who Shrank My Grandmother’s House? </em>by Barbara Juster Esbensen. He lives in Stratford, Ontario.</p>

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