The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (Hardcover)

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"HOLD FAST TO DREAMS / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly."

The Dream Keeper, the great African-American writer Langston Hughes's only collection of poems for children, includes some of his best loved works. It is being reissued in a handsome hardcover edition in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Filled with elegant scratchboard illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkey, and featuring an introduction by noted children's poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, this gift edition is sure to be cherished by young readers and longtime poetry lovers alike.

About the Author

Evelyn Louise Crawford, a retired arts administrator and consultant, andMaryLouise Patterson, a pediatrician in clinical practice, are the daughters of Langston Hughes s cherished friends Evelyn Graves Crawford, Matt N. Crawford, Louise Thompson Patterson, and William L. Patterson. Hughes was a frequent guest in the homes of the two families and was like an uncle to both girls.

Jonnie Hughes is a science writer and filmmaker with over twelve years experience in communicating science to a broader public on radio, television, in print, and face-to-face. He is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker and regular contributor to"Geographic Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The Guardian, "and "The Times. "His films have aired on National Geographic, Discovery, BBC One and Two, and Channel 5. He has won the Association of British Science Writers and the Wellcome Trust Awards for science writing and a BBC Radio One Award for factual radio and the American Genesis Award for Best Popular Television Documentary. He lives in London, England.

Praise For…

"There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."--Booklist.  

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679844211
ISBN-10: 067984421X
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 13th, 2007
Pages: 96
Language: English