Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)

Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems)

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By (author) Mrs Linda Sue Park, Illustrated by Istvan Banyai

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  • Publisher: CLARION BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 196mm x 10mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0618234837
  • ISBN 13: 9780618234837
  • Edition statement: None.
  • Sales rank: 918,745

Product description

A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of the everyday--of breakfast, thunder and lightning, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an irresistible invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's irrepressibly giddy and sophisticated illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.

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With this lighthearted collection of her own sijo, the form will take a flying leap into the consciousness of both children and teachers.