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Marilyn Singer - Author

About the Author

Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. She created a poetry form, the “reverso,” featured in three of her award-winning collections:  Mirror Mirror, Follow Follow, and Echo Echo (Dial), illustrated by Josée Masse.  An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in parks, preserves, zoos, aquariums, in the wild and in her own backyard—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, CT with a dog, a cat, and two doves, as well as her favorite dance partner, Steve Aronson, who also happens to be her husband. 

Photo credit: Laurie Gaboardi/The Litchfield County Times

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Wild in the Streets 20 Poems of City Animals

Wild in the Streets 20 Poems of City Animals

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with non-fiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our urban landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples. Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren't the only ones who live in them. Given the smallest chance - a park, a garden, a window box; a basement, a subway tunnel, a bridge - wildlife manages to survive in the city. Among colourful illustrated pages buzzing with city life and animal activity, you'll discover the host of wild animals who live among humans: butterflies, bats, spiders, honeybees, coyotes and more. Each animal's story is told through a short poem accompanied by an informational paragraph. Some poems are comical, some poignant, and all make the reader see the world in a different way. After a rousing exploration of animal life, find definitions of the various types of poetry forms used in the book: haiku, cinquain, sonnet, terza rima, villanelle, triolet, reverso, acrostic and free verse. Look around-you may discover you're in an urban jungle!

Full Moon is Rising

Full Moon is Rising

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

All around the world people are affected by and in awe of a full moon. In this poetic exploration of the lunar wonder, places near and far provide the backdrop for discovering celebrations, beliefs, customs and facts about the moon. From Broadway to Hong Kong to the International Space Station, the various perspectives, sparkling verses and depth of information create a fascinating rendering of a familiar, yet remarkable sight.

Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2017

Listen to author Marilyn Singer read this lively collection of poems about dance to the rhythm of each style. The poems are accompanied by original music.Marilyn Singer has crafted a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances' steps. Enhanced by original music, the poems create a window to all the ways dance enters our lives and exists throughout many cultures. This audiobook will inspire listeners to get up and move.Features music composed and performed by Jonathon Roberts.

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about the Greek Myths

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about the Greek Myths

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2016

Marilyn Singer has created yet another collection of her ingenious reverso poems, this time holding up the mirror to classical Greek myths. Each tale is told in a single poem that, when read in reverse, reveals another meaning. As with Mirror Mirror and Follow Follow readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends such as Pandora's Box and Echo and Narcissus, among others. Thoughtful explanatory notes about the original myths accompany each poem, and acclaimed artist Josee Masse's clever paintings-these in sun-drenched Mediterranean hues-contribute beauty plus visual meaning.

I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes

I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Sadie is all set for her family's rustic camping trip-she's packed her favorite patent leather shoes, ballerina skirt, and other stylish accessories in her sparkly suitcase-everything a girl needs in order to have an adventure! Especially when she thinks Bigfoot is on the loose. Along with her brother, Sadie searches for clues, crawls through a cave, swims down a river, and climbs a mountain. Will she be able to catch the mysterious monster with her lasso of pearls and magic gold wand? Sadie proves that girly girls can get their hands dirty and be brave, too! Lyrical text is complemented by bright and lively illustrations, and Sadie's fearlessness will leave readers ready to grab their satin capes and head out on their own adventures!Praise for I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain... This enthusiastic take on girl power embraces having it all-with both strength and style. --School Library Journal Singer's story crackles with humor and attitude, its driving rhythms making it an infectious read-aloud. Avril's busy illustrations, using pastel chalk over a pencil outline, display a range of bright colors and have a slightly dreamy cast, as if they came right out of Sadie's head. So can a girl rough it in ruffles? Silly question. --Kirkus Reviews

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2011

Cats to the Rescue True Tales of Heroic Felines

Cats to the Rescue True Tales of Heroic Felines

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2006

A Strange Place to Call Home The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

A Strange Place to Call Home The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

Author: Marilyn Singer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. In a frozen forest, snow monkeys find a cozy hot spring to keep warm. Even in the salt desert's barren cold, flamingoes bloom like vivid flowers. The 14 animals in this book defy the odds and make their homes in the unlikeliest of places-under the weight of seas, in the belly of tar pits, in the sandstorm's mouth.

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