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Water dance

by Locker, Thomas, 1937-2012.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Summary
From a gentle mountain pond to a raging waterfall or from a silent ocean mist to a sparkling rainbow, dramatic text and paintings give water voice and substance in this tribute to water in all its glorious forms.Inspiring and informative, 'Water Dance' is a poetic introduction to one of nature's most basic elements.Scientific facts about water and its role in our lives are included. 'Thirteen lushly romantic oil paintings, accompanied by spare, poetic text, offer viewers a sensuous introduction to the water cycle.'--The Bulletin
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5. "Some people say that I am one thing. / Others say that I am many. / Ever since the world began / I have been moving in an endless circle . . . I am the rain." So begins the text of this unusual introduction to the water cycle. The book features a free-verse narrative illustrated by landscape and seascape paintings that show water in various forms referred to in the text: "I am the waterfall," "I am the clouds," or "I am the thunderhead." At the end of the book each picture appears in miniature accompanied by a paragraph explaining that particular phase of the water cycle. Those attracted to Locker's handsome artwork will find many beautiful and dramatic paintings here. Teachers may want to try this as a different approach to the water cycle. Although CIP places the book in the fiction collection, librarians may find it more useful in nonfiction collections, whether science or poetry, or shelved with Locker's other picture books. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Some people say that I am one thing./ Others say that I am many." In this poetic soliloquy, water proclaims its many manifestations as it courses through its never-ending cycle: "In white-silver veils I rise" as mist; "I float," "I drift" as clouds; "I rise up as gleaming power-filled towers" as a thunderhead; "I am still and deep" as a lake. Locker's (Where the River Begins) traditional landscapes and seascapes illuminate natural splendors with the same serenity and awe found in his previous books; once again, his painterly style makes no concessions to children. A supplement by Candace Christiansen adds scientific explanations of the water cycle and its relationship to wind, weather and atmospheric phenomena. While the rather dense appendix can help adults and older children to understand the changes portrayed, hard information about the hydrologic cycle strikes a discordant note after the simple, poetic text and the landscapes questing after the sublime. Ages 4-10. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Water -- Fiction.
Hydrologic cycle -- Fiction.
Publisher San Diego, Calif. :Harcourt Brace & Company,1997
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0152012842
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