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Lasso the Wind
Auriélia's Verses and Other Poems
By author: George Elliott Clarke   Illustrated by: Susan Tooke
Selling Points: poetry, art, growing up
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Mar/15/2014
Pages: 64
Picture Book
Price:  $24.95
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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 secrets pains of growing up in this world.

With bold and contemporary illustrations by Susan Tooke, Lasso the Wind is a masterpiece.
Quill & Quire - February 1, 2014
"Clarke’s rhythms swing and sway from scene to scene, evoking the exuberant imagination of the child...Tooke’s brilliant illustrations bind together Clarke’s verses, adding a sense of unity through colour and style. Her gorgeous images, which incorporate painting, photography, digital illustration, and collage, expand the imaginative vision of Clarke’s words...Clarke’s latest effort may be intended for children, but adult readers will find much to delight in as well."
CM Magazine - December 20, 2013
"Clarke shares thoughts and feelings both lighthearted and deep in his first collection of children's poetry...Tooke has enhanced the whimsy and impact of the poems with bright and delightfully animated paintings...This eclectic mix might appeal to a range of readerships."

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Key Features:
Grades K-3
Beautifully illustrated
Engaging characters
Award-winning authors
Exciting plots

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