Should You Be A River

Should You Be A River

A Poem About Love

Book - 2015
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"A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love"--
"In this personal poem, Young explores how love impacts our lives. Using elements of nature, he takes readers through water, earth, fire, and wind in relation to love. Each line of text flows naturally into the content of the next page. The images are stunning, with a mix of photography, cut paper, and calligraphy. Vibrant colors of earth tones will appeal to readers' eyes. Some of the pages unfold in unique ways to support the narrative. The illustrations also offer various perspectives; the art for "I'll dream you a vision of towering trees" is cut paper rising toward photographs of tree tops to give the effect of tree trunks stretching to the sky. The author's note is an important piece of this book because it tells the backstory of the poem's creation. It reveals how conversation, writing, art, and collaboration can be a healing process when faced with loss" --
Publisher: New York ;, Little, Brown and Company,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) some folded : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780316230896
Branch Call Number: j811 You


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Jun 22, 2015

What a lovely poem celebrating unconditional love, suitable for any age! You don't have to be a child to appreciate the art that unfolds like a scroll page after page.

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