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The Bat-Poet

Written by Randall Jarrell & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Jan 1, 1967
Publication Date
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Pages
9-12
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What's The Bat-Poet About

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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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Themes:
bats
animals
Categories:
classics
Genres:
fiction

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Who Illustrated The Bat-Poet

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062050847
Publication Date:
January 1, 1967
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
94076271
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
36094679
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062050842
Lexile® Level:
660L

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