Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman audiobook

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

By Paul Fleischman
Read by Barbara Caruso , John McDonough , Christina Moore , and Jeff Woodman

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.30 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781464043543

Grasshoppers, waterstriders, and fireflies light up the pages of this rib-tickling book of poetry for two voices. Written as spirited duets, the poems ring with the love songs of book lice, the serenades of moths, and a choir of cicadas. Each one is a treat, filled with busy insect life. In addition to the voices of these frisky critters, there are also fascinating tidbits about their lives and habits. The digger wasp lays eggs underground, musing that it will never see their generation. Joyful Noise is a marvelous concoction of music and imagery, sound and sense, brilliantly narrated by four of Recorded Books, Inc.'s most gifted readers. Paul Fleischman, an award-winning author of children's books, has received critical acclaim for this collection of poems. Joyful Noise is an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Newbery Medal Winner. It won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction/Poetry, it was selected for The Horn Book Fanfare Honor List, and was designated a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts by the NCTE.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal

A 1988 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Grasshoppers, waterstriders, and fireflies light up the pages of this rib-tickling book of poetry for two voices. Written as spirited duets, the poems ring with the love songs of book lice, the serenades of moths, and a choir of cicadas. Each one is a treat, filled with busy insect life. In addition to the voices of these frisky critters, there are also fascinating tidbits about their lives and habits. The digger wasp lays eggs underground, musing that it will never see their generation. Joyful Noise is a marvelous concoction of music and imagery, sound and sense, brilliantly narrated by four of Recorded Books, Inc.'s most gifted readers. Paul Fleischman, an award-winning author of children's books, has received critical acclaim for this collection of poems. Joyful Noise is an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Newbery Medal Winner. It won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction/Poetry, it was selected for The Horn Book Fanfare Honor List, and was designated a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts by the NCTE.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In resonant voices and striking use of language, this 1989 Newbery Medal-winner explores the various sounds and concerns of the insect world ” Publishers Weekly
“Celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.” HarperCollins Publishers
“A clear and fascinating guide to the insect world—from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles—and an exultant celebration of life.” HarperCollins Publishers
“A splendid collection of poems in many moods about the lives and dreams of insects.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Fleischman

Author Bio: Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman has written more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. He received a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. His novel Whirligig was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. His Breakout was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 0.30
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English