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Lee Bennett Hopkins (1938–2019)

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Lee Bennett Hopkins was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 13, 1938. Hopkins' education was rather sporadic, since he often had to care for his younger sister while his mother worked to support the family. As a child, Hopkins read little other than comic books and movie magazines until a vis mere teacher inspired in him a love of the theatre and, subsequently, of reading. Though Hopkins did well in his high school English courses, he did not enjoy other subjects and his grades in those were poor. Still, he had decided on an eventual career as a teacher and after graduating high school he began classes at the Newark State Teachers College, working several jobs in order to afford his tuition. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960, Hopkins began teaching sixth grade at a public school in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In his third year at Westmoreland School in Fair Lawn he became the school's resource teacher. Through the principal at his own school, Hopkins obtained a scholarship to pursue a master's degree at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. While working toward this degree, which he received in 1964, Hopkins continued as Resource Teacher at Westmoreland. In 1966 he took a position as senior consultant for Bank Street College's new Learning Resource Center in the Harlem area of New York City. Hopkins also began writing articles on children's literature and the use of poetry in the classroom, which were published in journals such as Horn Book and Language Arts. With colleague Annette F. Shapiro he wrote Creative Activities for Gifted Children, his first book. In 1967 Hopkins received a Professional Diploma in Educational Supervision and Administration from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Racial tension following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968 forced Hopkins and others to reluctantly leave Harlem. He then secured another position as a curriculum and editorial specialist at Scholastic, Inc. Hopkins' career as a writer progressed; more than two dozen of his books were published during his eight-years at Scholastic. In 1976 Hopkins quit his job at Scholastic in order to become a full- time writer and poetry anthologist. He has written or compiled more than seventy-five books for children and young adults, in addition to his professional texts and his numerous contributions to education and children's literature journals. Apart from his many poetry anthologies and professional texts, Hopkins has also written young adult novels, children's stories, and non-fiction books for children. He hosted the fifteen-part children's educational television series Zebra Wings, and has also served as a literature consultant for Harper and Row's Text Division. Hopkins has won numerous honors and awards, including an honorary doctor of laws degree from Kean College in 1980 and the University of Southern Mississippi's Silver Medallion in 1989. His poetry autobiography, Been to Yesterdays, received both the Christopher Medal and a Golden Kite Honor. He has also received awards from Booklist, School Library Journal, The New York Times, The American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association. Hopkins founded the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award presented annually since 1993, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award presented every three years since 1995. Lee Bennett Hopkins passsed away on August 8, 2019, at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Lee Bennett Hopkins

Surprises (1984) — Redaktør — 705 eksemplarer
My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States (2000) — Redaktør — 604 eksemplarer
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems (1997) — Redaktør — 363 eksemplarer
Good Books, Good Times! (1990) — Redaktør — 353 eksemplarer
Side By Side: Poems to Read Together (1605) — Redaktør — 294 eksemplarer
Weather: Poems for All Seasons (1994) — Redaktør — 242 eksemplarer
Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems (1999) — Redaktør — 203 eksemplarer
Halloween Howls: Holiday Poetry (2005) — Redaktør — 201 eksemplarer
Amazing Faces: Poems (2010) — Redaktør — 186 eksemplarer
Home To Me: Poems Across America (2002) — Redaktør — 157 eksemplarer
Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? and Other Disasters: Poems (2005) — Redaktør — 132 eksemplarer
Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life (1995) 127 eksemplarer
Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry (1994) — Redaktør — 122 eksemplarer
I Am the Book (2011) — Redaktør — 118 eksemplarer
A Pet for Me: Poems (2003) — Redaktør — 115 eksemplarer
Pterodactyls and Pizza: A Trumpet Club Book of Poetry (1992) — Redaktør — 112 eksemplarer
Got Geography! (2006) — Redaktør — 95 eksemplarer
Pass the Poetry, Please! (1987) 79 eksemplarer
Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems (2010) — Redaktør — 79 eksemplarer
School Supplies: A Book of Poems (1621) — Redaktør — 75 eksemplarer
Good Morning To You, Valentine: Poems For Valentine's Day (1976) — Redaktør — 70 eksemplarer
Incredible Inventions (2009) 69 eksemplarer
City I Love (2009) 69 eksemplarer
Dinosaurs: Poems (1987) 67 eksemplarer
Dino-Roars (Road to Reading) (1999) 64 eksemplarer
Alphathoughts: Alphabet Poems (2003) 61 eksemplarer
Nasty Bugs (2012) 56 eksemplarer
Manger (2014) 55 eksemplarer
YUMMY!: Eating through a Day (2000) 55 eksemplarer
Extra Innings: Baseball Poems (1993) 49 eksemplarer
Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Redaktør — 46 eksemplarer
Jumping Off Library Shelves (1702) 45 eksemplarer
Happy Birthday (1991) 41 eksemplarer
Opening Days: Sports Poems (1996) 41 eksemplarer
Me! A book of poems (1970) 39 eksemplarer
Mary's Song (2012) 37 eksemplarer
Valentine Hearts: Holiday Poetry (2004) 37 eksemplarer
The Sky Is Full of Song (1983) 36 eksemplarer
Full Moon and Star (2011) 33 eksemplarer
Time to Shout: Poems for You (1973) 32 eksemplarer
Merrily Comes Our Harvest In: Poems for Thanksgiving (1978) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer
Amazing Places (2015) 28 eksemplarer
Faces and Places Poems for You (1971) 27 eksemplarer
Small Talk: A Book of Short Poems (1995) 26 eksemplarer
A Bunch of Punctuation (2018) 26 eksemplarer
School People (2018) 25 eksemplarer
Easter Buds Are Springing: Poems for Easter (1979) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
Give Me Wings (2010) 25 eksemplarer
Song And Dance (1997) 23 eksemplarer
The Writing Bug (1993) 20 eksemplarer
April Bubbles Chocolate (1994) 20 eksemplarer
Munching: Poems About Eating (1985) 18 eksemplarer
Let them be themselves (1969) 18 eksemplarer
Creatures (1985) 17 eksemplarer
On the Farm/Poems (1991) 17 eksemplarer
Mother Goose and Her Children (1999) 16 eksemplarer
Mama (1977) 15 eksemplarer
Mother Goose through the seasons (1999) 15 eksemplarer
The Sea Is Calling Me: Poems (1986) 15 eksemplarer
Mama & her boys (1981) 15 eksemplarer
Best Friends (1986) 15 eksemplarer
I Am the Cat (1981) 14 eksemplarer
Small circus (A solo book) (1975) 14 eksemplarer
And God Bless Me (1982) 14 eksemplarer
Moments: Poems About the Seasons (1980) 13 eksemplarer
A Dog's Life (1983) 12 eksemplarer
This Street's For Me! (1970) 11 eksemplarer
Flit, Flutter, Fly! (1992) 11 eksemplarer
Construction People (2020) 11 eksemplarer
To the Zoo: Animal Poems (1992) 10 eksemplarer
Poems to Remember (1973) 10 eksemplarer
All the World's a Stage (2013) 10 eksemplarer
Elves, Fairies & Gnomes (1980) 10 eksemplarer
Hear My Prayer (2010) 8 eksemplarer
Building an Enriched Vocabulary (1998) 8 eksemplarer
It's about time : poems (1993) 8 eksemplarer
City Talk (1970) 8 eksemplarer
Night Wishes (2020) 7 eksemplarer
Poetry on Wheels. (1974) 6 eksemplarer
Wonder Wheels (1979) 6 eksemplarer
A song in stone : city poems (1983) 6 eksemplarer
By Myself (1980) 4 eksemplarer
Poems from Best Friends (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Zoo! - A Book of Poems (1971) 4 eksemplarer
The Best of Book Bonanza (1980) 3 eksemplarer
I Loved Rose Ann (1976) 3 eksemplarer
I Think I Saw A Snail 2 eksemplarer
Love & kisses (1984) 2 eksemplarer
Charlie's World: A Book of Poems (1972) 2 eksemplarer
When I Am All Alone: Poems (1972) 1 eksemplar
Best Friends 1 eksemplar
Jungle sounds 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (1962) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver930 eksemplarer
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 346 eksemplarer
Rainbows Are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg (1982) — Redaktør — 92 eksemplarer
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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I used this beautifully and simply written book, with my kindergarten class. It does not tell about Mary's entire life, only the annunciation and nativity of Jesus. The book has gorgeous illustrations full of details that the kindergarteners enjoyed discussing. The story brought tears to my eyes.
Chrissylou62 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
This is a beautifully illustrated book of poems for each season. This one is from the season of Spring:


So suddenly greet
Our whole outdoor scene:

It's happened so fast
We're already grassed

Out trees have grown skin
And birds have moved in

What strikes me this spring
Is the speed of the thing.
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Whisper1 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 19, 2024 |
Jennihernandez | Dec 4, 2023 |
I do agree with some of the early reviewers that at first this book starts off unusual and as though you had missed a page. However, once you have read through the story, you realize that you are listening to the voice of Mary and possibly her perspective of what the night of Jesus' birth was like for her. I admit, I was more mesmerized by the lovely illustrations, than I was the story at first. I was preparing this book for my granddaughter's Christmas advent books to read, and I know she will enjoy the artwork, the stable animals, and the animal sounds. But then I thought of another family member who recently experienced an unexpected early delivery and did not have the chance to hold her baby immediately and how she would likely relate to this song of Mary, who maybe just wanted to sing a lullaby to her newborn child. It occurred to me that this story really is a unique one than can tie in a mother's love for her child, who she is holding on her lap and reading this story, and the love that Mary was wanting to express to Jesus, in the midst of all the interruptions that came to her that night. Together, mother and child can be enveloped in the awe of the First Christmas with the reading of this book.… (mere)
MarySchubert | 12 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |



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