African Acrostics

By Avis Harley
Illustrated by Deborah Noyes

“This belongs in every collection — for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, this collection sends poetry buffs and animal lovers on an armchair safari they'll never forget. Spot the elusive double acrostic (in which the first and last letters of each line spell a message), the cross acrostic (in which the message is read diagonally), and the multiple acrostic (you have to see it to believe it)- not to mention lions, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and elephants. Oh, my! Back matter includes information about acrostics, nature notes, and a photographer’s note.

  • Acrostics are part of many standard curriculums in elementary school; they're probably one of the most popular poetic forms for children to read and write.
  • Amazing photography of African animals, shot in Namibia.
  • Now in paperback format perfect for classrooms.

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: 9780763658182
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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