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African Acrostics

By Avis Harley
Illustrated by Deborah Noyes

Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs.

Inside every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letters of each line (read top to bottom). But look out! These acrostics not only follow their subjects to Africa, they take the form to a whole new level. Here you ll find the elusive double acrostic (the first and last letters of each line), the cross acrostic (read diagonally), and the multiple acrostic (you have to see it to believe it) not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, leopards, and elephants. Oh my!

  • Written by an award-winning poet and illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection is sure to send poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they ll never forget.

About the author

Avis Harley has written several books of poetry for childrenand her work has appeared in numerous collections, including Paul B. Janeczko's "A Kick in the Head".

About the illustrator

Deborah Noyes is the author of "Hana in the Time of the Tulips" and "Red Butterfly", as well as the editor of "Gothic!", "The Restless Dead", and "A Cabinet of Curiosities". A former zookeeper, she also wrote and illustrated "One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals".

ISBN: 9780763636210
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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