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James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet
by Minnie Bell Mitchell and Montrew Dunham
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Pub. Date: ISBN 1-882859-10-3(hc) -11-1(pb)
Reading Level: Lexile: 760L Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 4.3
"The gobble-uns 'll git you ef you don't
watch out!" wrote James Whitcomb Riley in one of his most famous poems, Little Orphant Annie. But before "Bud" Riley grew up to become
one of the 19th century's most popular and respected poets,
he spent a lively boyhood on the edge of the Midwestern wilderness.
In Volume 5 in the Young Patriots Series, children will
join Bud in his many adventures, which include learning to swim (almost
drowning!), and serving as ringmaster in his own circus.
The "What Happened Next" section of
the book gives children a brief summary of the adult Riley's accomplishments.
Did you know that before he began his
writing career, Bud Riley was a sign painter? Kids will enjoy little-known
facts about Mr. Riley as they explore the "Fun Facts About." section.
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