The Bat-Poet Book
The Bat-Poet Book
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The Bat-Poet

Written by Randall Jarrell and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Publisher's Summary

There was once a little brown bat who couldn't sleep days-he kept waking up and looking at the world. Before long he began to see things differently from the other bats, who from dawn to sunset never opened their eyes. The Bat-Poet is the story of how he tried to make the other bats see the world his way. Here in The Bat-Poet are the bat's own poems and the bat's own world: the owl who almost eats him; the mockingbird whose irritable genius almost overpowers him; the chipmunk who loves his poems, and the bats who can't make beads or tails of them; the cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and sparrows who fly in and out of Randall Jarrell's funny, lovable, truthful fable.

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  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Pages: 48
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1997
  • ISBN: 0062050842
  • ISBN 13: 9780062050847
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