Food Fight: Poets Join the Fight Against Hunger with Poems about Their Favorite Foods

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9780152010652: Food Fight: Poets Join the Fight Against Hunger with Poems about Their Favorite Foods

Thirty-three poets--including Lois Duncan, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Nikki Grimes, Joseph Bruchac, Jane Yolen, and Charlotte Zolotow--contribute new poems about different foods, in a volume that benefits Share Our Strength's effort to end hunger.

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New poems contributed by over thirty of America's top children's poets provide stimulating and fun treatises on food; from the politics of having food on the table to a fantasy Roast Battle. Each poem donated to Food Fight benefits one of the nation's largest anti-hunger organizations. -- Midwest Book Review

Vegetable Medley by Steven Albert Bauer
Maple-sugaring Moon by Joseph Bruchac
Sunday O Sunday by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
Artijoke by William Rossa Cole
Blackberrying by Crescent Dragonwagon
Grandma Louise's Gingerbread by Crescent Dragonwagon
Lunch With Lou by Lois Duncan
Hero Sandwich by David Elliott
Corn: A Hymn by Paul Fleischman
Matzo Ball Soup by Douglas Florian
Pineapple Surprise by Nikki Grimes
Lunch Time by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Pies: A Lament by James Howe
The Chocolate Cake by Daniil Iuvachev
Pasta Parade by Bobbi Katz
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds by X. J. Kennedy
Liquid Poems: 1 by Karla Kuskin
Liquid Poems: 2 by Karla Kuskin
Liquid Poems: 3 by Karla Kuskin
The Picnic Place by Karla Kuskin
Roast Beast Battle by Anne Lemieux
Eating Alphabet Soup by J. Patrick Lewis
A Word About Good Food by J. Patrick Lewis
Christmas Cookies by Myra Cohn Livingston
Dreams by Myra Cohn Livingston
For A Super Soup-bean Supper by George Ella Lyon
Soft-boiled Eggs With Boats by Gardner Mcfall
Eating Crocodiles by Pat Mora
Battle In The Fjords Of Porridge by Peter Neumeyer
Salad Haiku by W. Nicola-lisa
A Pizza The Size Of The Sun by Jack Prelutsky
The Fruit Bowl by Liz Rosenberg
Pretzels In The Park by Joanne Ryder
Grandma's Scones by Robert D. San Souci
Tomato Harvest by Robert D. San Souci
Kumquats by Marilyn Singer
Riddle by Elizabeth Spires
Chocolate by Jane Yolen
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring by Charlotte Shapiro Zolotow
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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Grade 4-7. Children who pick this book by its title alone expecting lunchroom chaos within will be disappointed, unless they go on to read the subtitle (printed on two asparagus on the book jacket), which establishes the anthology's more serious nature. Thirty-three contemporary American poets contributed original selections about favorite foods and food-related activities in support of Share Our Strength (SOS), an antihunger organization. There are poems about mussels, chocolate, pretzels, pasta, artichokes, and other edibles. Most of the selections are rather bland. Some will evoke warm memories of special family celebrations, and a few will make readers chuckle. There are several tiny gems: W. Nicola-Lisa's "Salad Haiku," Liz Rosenberg's "The Fruit Bowl," and Paul B. Janeczko's "August Ice-Cream Cone Poem" ("Lick/quick"). Rosen's illustrations, done in watercolor and ink, are as erratic as the poems. At times, the artist seems to have tried to capture visually every image in a poem and has ended up overpowering the poem itself. The best illustrations are the small ones that leave lots of white space on the page. Well meaning, but uneven.?Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
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