Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry

4.23 avg rating
( 241 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060955090: Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry

The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching school children to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Long considered a classic in its field, this is "perhaps the best book I have read portraying the joy and excitement young people experience when writing."--Herbert Kohl, Saturday Review

From the Back Cover:

The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching schoolchildren to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and features numerous examples of their work. Now with a new foreword by Ron Padgett of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about unleashing the creative imagination and educating the young.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Koch, Kenneth
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY7SO002HWW

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Koch, Kenneth
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Koch, Kenneth
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Koch, Kenneth
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.66
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kenneth Koch
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The classic, inspiring account of a poet s experience teaching school children to write poetry When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kenneth Koch
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The classic, inspiring account of a poet s experience teaching school children to write poetry When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Koch, Kenneth
Published by Harper Perennial 10/6/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 10/6/1999, 1999. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Koch, Kenneth
Published by Harper Perennial (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kenneth Koch
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The classic, inspiring account of a poet s experience teaching school children to write poetry When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060955090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kenneth Koch; Ron Padgett
ISBN 10: 0060955090 ISBN 13: 9780060955090
New Paperback Oct 06, 1999 Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Arbor Scout
(Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback Oct 06, 1999. Book Condition: New. New. Bookseller Inventory # 67-A56U-TMM6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book