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The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

By Paul B. Janeczko
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

A celebrated duo reunites for a look at poems through history inspired by objects—earthly and celestial—reflecting the time in which each poet lived.

A book-eating moth in the early Middle Ages. A peach blossom during the Renaissance. A haunted palace in the Victorian era. A lament for the hat in contemporary times. Poetry has been a living form of artistic expression for thousands of years, and throughout that time poets have found inspiration in everything from swords to stamp albums, candles to cobwebs, manhole covers to the moon. In The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents his fiftieth book, offering young readers a quick tour of poets through the ages. Breathing bright life into each selection is Chris Raschka’s witty, imaginative art.

  • Another terrific poetry anthology from the creators of A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth.
  • Perfect for classroom use: A great introduction to the history of poetry and poetic forms.
  • This is Paul's 50th book!

About the author

Paul B. Janeczko is the anthologist of numerous poetry collections, including the award-winning A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all illustrated by Chris Raschka; as well as Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Paul B. Janeczko lives in Hebron, Maine.

About the illustrator

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and A Ball for Daisy, both Caldecott Medal winners; Yo! Yes?, a Caldecott Honor Book; and I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson. He is most recently the author-illustrator of The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9780763669638
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Dimensions: 250 x 250mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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