Beginning and ending with a "Broadway Moon" in New York City, the poems explore scientific phenomena and cultural traditions in Canada, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, Australia, China, India, Mexico, the Caribbean, and even the International Space Station. Based on folk musician Jack Krack and his mentor, coal miner and legendary fiddler Melvin Wine, lyrical writing with a hint of Appalachian dialect tells how me two did farm chores all day and sat by the fire in me evening playing their fiddles. Mr. Powell, a librarian who helps Doug discover an artistic talent he never suspected he had; a teacher who realizes he can't read and helps him break the code; his father's boss; the customers to whom he delivers groceries on Saturday - a writer, two elderly folks who generally need his help, and a mother of five boisterous children who trusts Doug to babysit.
into the curriculum | w I LD A Bo ut Bo o KS Kinship by KArLA weNDeLIN
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