Lasso the Wind

Winner Of The 2014 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award For Excellence In IllustrationShortlisted For The 2014 Retail Council Of Canada Book Of The Year For Children Award Can You Lasso The Wind Can You Whip It A Gale Can You Make Oceans BendTo Cradle Each Lost Whale Lasso The Wind Is The First Collection Of Children S Poetry By Renowned Poet And Playwright George Elliott Clarke By Turns Absurd, Witty, Playful, And Profound, Clarke S Poems Speak To The Vivid Wonder, The Bright Joys, And The Secret Pains Of Growing Up In This World.With Bold And Contemporary Illustrations By Susan Tooke, Lasso The Wind Is A Masterpiece.Lasso the Wind

A seventh generation Nova Scotian, George Elliott Clarke was born in 1960 in Windsor Plans, Nova Scotia He is known as a poet, as well as for his two volume anthology of Black Writing from Nova Scotia, Fire in the Water Volume One contains spirituals, poety sermons, and accounts from 1789 to the mid twentieth century Volume Two collects the work of the Black Cultural Renaissance in Nova Scotia,

[Reading] ➮ Lasso the Wind  ➶ George Elliott Clarke –
  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages
  • Lasso the Wind
  • George Elliott Clarke
  • English
  • 22 December 2018
  • 9781771080507

10 thoughts on “Lasso the Wind

  1. says:

    This is my second experience reading George Elliott Clarke, and I once again have found myself enjoying his work a great deal This is the first time I can recall reading a book illustrated by Susan Tooke.The illustrations here are colourful, vibrant, and lively They really bring the words to life, but also stand on their own as beautiful art The poetry itself is wonderful As an adult I found myself enjoying Aurelia s Verses the most, but I think I would have loved this boo...

  2. says:

    Eye popping illustrations that look as though they have been drenched in the sun accompany a series of poems that examine the natural world, freedom and incarceration as well as paying tribute to the poet s daughter as she moves from birth to nine I m not sure I see the connections among all the verses, but I did love much of t...

  3. says:

    A beautifully illustrated collection of verse exploring the natural world, and such themes as freedom, incarceration, and growing up.

  4. says:

    THis book was bought for my one year old daughter, she is now almost two and it is easily one of her favourite books, she asks for it in her night time reading as lasso What is insightful book of beautiful poems to approach topics and enrich the mind of a child.

  5. says:

    The author George Elliot Clarke is currently in his 3 year term as Toronto s Fourth Poet Laureate He is a well respected poet and playwright and is also the E.J Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto,I thought his latest book of poetry entitled Lasso the Wind Arelia s Verses and Other Poems would be an excellent choice for my Book Riots poetry challenge The book also featured illustrations by Susan Tooke a multiple recipient of the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration, including the 2014 award Lasso the Wind.It turns out however that this book was George Elliot Clarke s first collection of poetry for children something I was not expecting I guess I might have wondered about the inclusion of illustrations in adult poetry Instead I thought it was a brilliant and novel idea to include illustrations in a poetry collection I think Clarke and Tooke have a great thing going and are on the same wavelength planning a future collaboration for adults something I ll be sure to check out.As for Lasso s poetry, I d say it was a mixed bag Some of the poetry seemed suitable for adults and a bit above the young target audience it was intended for There s the fun and really rhyming poems that children love and there s also almost rhyming poems used frequently in adult poetry Lots of the poems are creative and outlandish, v...

  6. says:

    This title is nominated for the 2017 Hackmatack Award in the non fiction category.I find poetry, especially that written for children, difficult to critique One s reaction is very personal and entirely subjective For this collection, Clarke finds inspiration in his daughter and the world around him A couple o...

  7. says:

    really should be 3 1 2 Clarke s poetry is sometimes so dead on and sometimes so complex that I wonder what young people would make of his verses you really have to understand what poetry does to be able to appreciate this book, in my opinion The illustrations by Susan Tooke are fabulous

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