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Grasshopper's Song An Aesop's Fable Revisited

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ISBN-10: 0763630217

ISBN-13: 9780763630218

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nikki Giovanni, Chris Raschka

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Artfully retold by a renowned poet and illustrated with energy and charm by a Caldecott Medalist, this twist on an Aesop fable is as witty as it is satisfying. Every year the Grasshoppers sing and play their instruments and the Ants work in rhythm to the music. The crops come up smoothly, and the Ants bring in the harvest to the Grasshoppers' beat. But when winter comes, the Ants turn their backs on the Grasshoppers, and Jimmy Grasshopper finds this unfair. He's hired Robin, Robin, Robin, and Wren to sue Abigail and Nestor Ant for what he deserves -- R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- and a one-half share of the harvest. But will a jury of his peers agree about the worth of art?
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers…    

Chris Raschka is an author and illustrator of children's books. Raschka's books, Yo!Yes? and Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop are famous for their minimal texts and inventive art. His book, Mysterious Thelonious, made Horn Book's Honor List in 1997.