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Days to Celebrate A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More

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ISBN-10: 0060007656

ISBN-13: 9780060007652

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lee Bennett Hopkins, Stephen Alcorn

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In Days to Celebrate Lee Bennett Hopkins has collected an astounding array of information to show us that each day of the year gives us a reason to celebrate. For every month he has compiled a calendar of birthdays, holidays, historic events, inventions, world records, thrilling firsts, and more. And for every month he has selected surprising poems in honor of some of the people and events commemorated in the calendar. There are poems about the seasons and holidays, of course, but there are also poems about a "Flying-Man" (for February 4, Charles Lindbergh's birthday), birds (for April 26, John James Audubon's birthday), windshield wipers (patented November 10), and earmuffs (patented…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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 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.…