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Traveling the Blue Road : Poems of the Sea (Hardcover)

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A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English)

Traveling the Blue Road is a carefully curated collection of kid-friendly poetry about the ever inspiring subject of the ocean. Themes include pilgrimages, migration, culture, and more.


Prepare to be inspired by the sea with Traveling the Blue Road. This book is packed with gorgeous illustrations that surround a collection of poetry for children on the themes of the courage, beauty, and promise of sea voyages.

Compiled and edited by award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, the poems describe how the sea has historically shone as a metaphor for both hope and despair, and served as a pathway for people searching for new lifeTraveling the Blue Road includes poems about the pilgrims coming to the New World, the Mariel boatlift, the Vietnamese boat people, a Dutch slave ship, the current migration situation in the Mediterranean, and the voyage of the St. Louis.

Contributing poets include Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Paul B. Janeczko, J. Patrick Lewis, Allan Wolf, Marilyn Nelson, Denver Butson, Georgia Heard, Jane Yolen, Naomi Shihab Nye, and G. Neri, and Margarita Engle, the recently named Young People's Poet Laureate.

Number of Pages: 32.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: English
Book format: Hardcover
Age Range: 4-8 years
Pricing Code - MMBV: .0
Publisher - MMBV: Quarto Pub Group USA
Street Date: October 17, 2017
TCIN: 51548406
UPC: 9781633222762
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-6746

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