Friday, April 22, 2011

Poetry Friday

My selection is "Canyon" written by Eileen Cameron with photographs by Michael Collier.

This book is built on a basic premise: describe how water creates a canyon. That premise evolves into a stunningly crafted combination of free verse and photographs as the author and illustrator follow a simple rivulet to its ultimate destination in the mighty Colorado River.

The powerful forces of water and erosion are mirrored in the language and illuminated in photos that provide intimate closeups and breathtaking aerial shots. The book concludes with a picture index and a map of the region of the Colorado River to identify the photographer's various locations.

1 comment:

Books for Learning said...

I wish this book was at one of my local libraries. It sounds beautiful.

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