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Creating the World: Poetry, Art and Children.

CREATING THE WORLD: POETRY, ART AND CHILDREN. John Carpenter. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1986. 144 pp., illustrated, softbound, $14.95, clothbound, $30.00.

This publication combines the verbal and the visual with the creative process as students write and visualize original poems into what the author terms "picture poems." Fourth through seventh graders use their visual imagination to illustrate poems based on single words such as color, roofs, chimneys, windows, fog, rain and grapes. While centering on the freely expressive work of children, the author also includes well-written comments on the concepts and artworks. The book concludes with a chapter on adult artists--Miro, Apollinaire, Picasso, and e.e. cummings who combined word and image. Recommended to teachers and other readers interested in integrating art and creative writing.
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Date:May 1, 1991
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