Dem bones

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC BAR
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E FIC BAR
 
 
Millvale Community Library Juvenile Picture Books CHF BAR
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  CHF BAR
 
 
Summary
Paper collages revive a classic African-American song, as frolicking skeletons sing along to the well-known spiritual, accompanied by interesting, informative "bone facts.".
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this ruminative collection, Gopnik offers five essays on winter-exploring it as season and idea, elemental force and cultural influence. The New Yorker staff writer and author of Paris to the Moon composed these pieces for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Massey Lectures. He acknowledges that "chapters are meant to sound vocal" and rough edges have been left in place. Readers will find pleasures of the serendipitous variety, including introductions to Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the underground architect Vincent Ponte, and the engineers who helped developed central heating. Gopnik's round-the-world tour of "romantic winter" covers more than 200 years in art, music, poetry, literature, and theology. In "Radical Winter," he describes the absurd courage of the men who raced for glory at the North and South Poles; in "Recreational Winter," he untangles the motley origins of ice hockey. Though the prose moves slowly at times, Gopnik leavens dense material with humor, and makes unwieldy concepts accessible through modern-day comparisons (consider Dickens the Francis Ford Coppola of his day). In the end, the lectures serve as Gopnik's equivalent to a Playmate's "turn-ons and turn-offs." That being the case, we'd call him a worthy Mr. December. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Human skeleton -- Juvenile literature.
Bones -- Juvenile literature.
Skeleton.
Bones.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1997
Contributors Barner, Bob, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1996.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
ISBN 0590635026
9780590635028
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