"Each generation of young people, it seems, is further removed from nature, from the wind that 'rubs its chin on the trees' and the ducks that 'slip through the quiet pond like raindrops.' With the grace and wisdom of a true teacher, Lorraine Ferra shows us all the way back."
--Don Stap, author of A Parrot Without a Name and Letter at the End of Winter.
"These writing experiences give children (and adults) safe allowance to become quiet and tap into their inner wealth of being. I have seen miracles blossom from kids I least expected to respond. In a world of growing disquiet and alienation, this book offers us a welcomed calm and focused energy."
--Judy Friesem, environmental educator, Olympic Park Institure, Port Angeles, Washington
"In a spirit of exploration, A Crow Doesn't Need a Shadow contains a series of invitations for readers to look out upon their own landscapes and to write the important themes of their lives."
--Richard Harmston, Utah State Office of Education; Co-director, Utah Writing Project
|Open the Door: An Invitation to Readers|
|Poetry Field Trips|
|Birds and Other Animals|
|Building a Nature Wordscape|
|Keeping a Nature Journal|
|Wandering, Noticing, and Writing|
|Finding a Companion in Nature|
|Creating a Landscape|
|Become Your Surroundings|
|Colors in the Natural World|
|Dreaming Up a Place|
|Nature in Your Hand|
|Rhythms in the World and in Words|
|Growing a Poem Naturally|
|A Note to Educators|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 19th March 1994
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.17