A song about myself

by Keats, John, 1795-1821,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J KEA
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Picture Book
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 811 KE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj PR4834.S66 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj PR4834.S66 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj PR4834.S66 2017x
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj PR4834.S66 2017x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj PR4834.S66 2017x
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC KEA
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC KEA
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea KEATS John
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea KEATS John
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 821.7 KEATS
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 821.7 KEATS
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 811 K22
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 811 K22
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E KEA
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E KEA
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK KEATS
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
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South Fayette Township Library Picture Book - Informational J I POETRY KEA
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Picture Book - Informational
Call Number  J I POETRY KEA
Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka brings John Keats's words to whimsical life in the poet's only work written for children.

He was a naughty boy,
A naughty boy was he,
He would not stop at home,
He could not quiet be.

English poet John Keats is remembered for his great odes and sonnets -- making this lighthearted, little-known poem a special treat. As written in a letter to his young sister when he was feeling homesick on a visit to Scotland, Keats runs his rhymes up and down and all around, leading the reader on a playful chase in and out of language and meaning while caricaturing both himself and what it means to be an aspiring poet. In perfect synchrony, the celebrated Chris Raschka illustrates Keats's droll words with his signature vibrant, energetic watercolors.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lively, bright watercolors bring a poem by English Romantic poet Keats into the realm of a contemporary child's experience. The poem is divided into four sections, and Raschka keeps to the original language and spelling. Phrases such as This Knapsack / Tight at's back / He rivetted close and spellings such as ghostes and postes are clarified with context clues. Adults may need to help children learn that Miller's thumb and Tittlebat are types of fish, but little ones will enjoy the sounds of the words even if they don't fully grasp the meanings. A thick, colored arrow runs through each section, emphasizing that the boy is on a journey and giving the whole book a helpful visual structure, and, by the end, the arrow continues pointing onward, suggesting the journey is ongoing. An illustrator's note outlines Keats' life and career and explains that Keats included the poem in a letter sent to entertain his younger sister. This playful poem about exploration and wandering is a lovely complement to Raschka's signature loose style.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At age 22, Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) wrote home to his younger sister, Fanny, while hiking the hills of Scotland. His letter included a playful and self-deprecating "song about myself," whimsically illustrated by Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) in watercolor scenes bisected by brightly colored arrows that allude to a long journey in progress. Described as a "naughty boy," the poet "ran away to Scotland/ The people for to see/ Then he found/ That the ground/ Was as hard.... That a door/ Was as wooden/ As in England." If Keats's boy-poet sounds disillusioned, Raschka pictures him as energetic and outdoorsy, leaning against a tree, marveling at a butterfly, and soaking up the sun in all seasons. Raschka fittingly dedicates this edition to his own sister, and his endpapers make connections across time and space, too: a collapsed map imagines the islands of New York City abutting those of Scotland. It's a enchanting and intimate glimpse of the distant, anthologized Keats as a conversational letter writer who once "stood in his shoes/ And... wonder'd" at his world. Ages 6-9. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Boys -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, English.
Boys -- Poetry.
English poetry.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Raschka, Christopher, illustrator.
Language English
Notes ""A Song about myself" by John Keats from "The complete works of John Keats, vol. 2", edited by H. Buxton Forman, Glasgow, Scotland: Gowars & Gray, 1901"--Page facing title page.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0763650900
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