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  Jack Prelutsky - meaning of word   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jack Prelutsky (born September 8 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American poet.
Prelutsky, who has also worked as a busboy, furniture mover, folk singer, and cab driver, claims that he hated poetry in grade school because of the way it was taught.
Jack Prelutsky was married to Von Tre Venefue.
wordsonline.org /Jack_Prelutsky   (154 words)

 Reading Rockets : The Life and Times of Jack Prelutsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jack Prelutsky is one of the most popular children's poets of all time.
Prelutsky is often credited with helping to shift children's poetry from stilted and didactic to pure fun.
Jack Prelutsky was born in New York City in 1940.
www.readingrockets.org /books/interviews/prelutsky/bio   (549 words)

 jack prelutsky poems, jack prelutsky poetry, Welcome to American Poet Jack Prelutsky Webpage... Small collection of ...
Jack Prelutsky was born on September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York.
When Prelutsky was 10 years old, his voice was so remarkable that he was often paid to sing at weddings and other events, and had performances booked solid almost every weekend.
Prelutsky met his wife Carolynn when he went to Albuquerque to speak to children and teachers, something he loves to do to this day.
www.akoot.com /jackprelutsky.html   (550 words)

 MULTI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The poet Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 8, 1940.
Prelutsky was determined to be an opera singer upon his high school graduation in 1958, until one day he heard the famous opera singer Luciano Pavarotti sing.
Prelutsky receives thousands of letters from children, most of which are addressed to “Jack.” He believes this is a sign that they perceive him as a friend.
www.personal.psu.edu /slk237/LLED400/multigenre.htm   (2930 words)

 03.03.01: Willie Sunday Takes Us on a Journey of Reading and Writing with Humorous Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Although Jack Prelutsky's poetry is not specifically written for the urban child, one can surmise that he is able to relate to this population, having been born in Brooklyn and lived in cities such as Boston, Albuquerque, and Manhattan.
Prelutsky writes in his poem, "I'm Thankful," about the fact that he is thankful for his baseball bat that he cracked or his basketball that sprung a leak, the children can identify with the objects and circumstances that he describes and write about their own feelings.
Prelutsky admonishes the children to be glad that their nose is on their face for if it were within their ear what a terrible rattle their brain would receive when one would sneeze.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/2003/3/03.03.01.x.html   (9147 words)

 The children's 'poet laminate' has a lot on his laureate plate - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Prelutsky described his visits to hundreds of schools and libraries where his poems are posted on the walls, "sandwiched" in plastic, making him "the poet laminate."
Prelutsky, who has been a folk singer, cabdriver, farm worker, piano mover and janitor, wanted to be an illustrator.
Prelutsky says the only burden of being a popular children's poet is that when he visits schools, especially in winter, some of his fans tend to sneeze on him.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-11-13-prelutsky_x.htm?csp=34   (582 words)

 RandomHouse.ca | Books | The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury by Selected by Jack Prelutsky; illustrated by ...
Selected by Jack Prelutsky, America's leading children's poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century -- or start a new one.
Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver.
Meilo So's first collaboration with Jack Prelutsky was the ALA Notable Book The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom, of which The New York Times Book Review wrote: "Meilo So does enchantingly unreal paintings: whimsical watercolors made with a wet-on-wet technique that preserves the spontaneity of her hand gestures.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780679893141   (514 words)

 Smoky Night
The project examining the works of Jack Prelutsky, which is presented on this page, was designed by students at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The material found on the website is available for teacher use and allows students to view works by Jack Prelutsky, create pieces of poetry using starter poems he created, and to publish their work on the Internet for other children to read.
Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940.
faculty.salisbury.edu /~elbond/jack.htm   (655 words)

 Amazon.fr : Scranimals: Livres en anglais: Jack Prelutsky,Peter Sis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Poet Jack Prelutsky again pairs up with two-time Caldecott Honor artist Peter Sís to create Scranimal Island, a fantastical, off-the-map place inhabited by unusual animals from Hippopotamushrooms to Potatoads to a pride of Broccolions.
This time, Prelutsky and Sis (The Dragons Are Singing Tonight) head off on safari to Scranimal Island, an exotic spot full of odd hybrid creatures just ripe for their devious brand of silliness.
Prelutsky tweaks language with his characteristic glee, wedging in plenty of humor ("Poor Avocadodos, Ungainly and green, You're gone from today's Biological scene") and, as always when Si s is on board, his exquisite artistry raises the bar, adding depth to Prelutsky's light verse.
www.amazon.fr /Scranimals-Jack-Prelutsky/dp/0688178197   (481 words)

 Reading Rockets : A video interview with Jack Prelutsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jack Prelutsky worked a variety of odd jobs to support his writing and artistic pursuits.
When Prelutsky was chosen to complete one of the late Dr. Seuss' unfinished manuscripts, it actually helped to save his own life.
Jack Prelutsky jots down poems in restaurants, on airplanes, and even in bathrooms.
www.readingrockets.org /books/interviews/prelutsky   (413 words)

 RandomHouse.ca | Author Spotlight: Jack Prelutsky
Jack Prelutsky has written more than 40 books of verse and has compiled a number of poetry anthologies.
Culled by Jack Prelutsky from the works of more than 100 highly acclaimed poets of the twentieth century, here is...
Culled by Jack Prelutsky from the works of more than 100 highly acclaimed poets of the twentieth century, here is a poetic parade of the animal kingdom that ranges from the...
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/author.pperl?authorid=24470   (903 words)

 Jack Prelutsky from HarperCollins Publishers
On September 28, 2006, Jack Prelutsky was named the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
Jack Prelutsky is the author of the national bestsellers Scranimals,...
Jack Prelutsky is the undisputed master of hilarious verse for the youngest child.
www.harpercollins.com /author/index.aspx?authorid=13328   (683 words)

 Interviews: Jack Prelutsky (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Prelutsky is one of the most trusted names in children's poetry.
Prelutsky is not afraid to use words that will challenge and inspire his readers.
Prelutsky believes even harried working parents can take time for "a daily poetry break" to share with their children" the music of language." "Poems can show us the beauty of our language and how things can be expressed.
www.wildewritingworks.com.cob-web.org:8888 /int/prelutskyjack.html   (716 words)

 Author of the Month
For years Jack Prelutsky's rich flights of imagination have been turning children into early lovers of poetry.
In Jack Prelutsky's world, children are allowed to be as illogical, messy, inventive, and creative as they want to be.
Jack Prelutsky and Anrold Lobel have captured the creatures that live in your nightmares at their most frightful acts.
www.mhhe.com /socscience/education/kidlit/aom/july01_aom.htm   (1286 words)

 Amazon.ca: It's Raining Pigs & Noodles: Books: Jack Prelutsky,James Stevenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Brace yourself for more pun-ishment from the playful Jack Prelutsky and illustrator James Stevenson, creators of The New Kid on the Block, Something Big Has Been Here, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun.
More than 100 Prelutsky poems populate the pages--a mix of 8-year-old-boy humor, nonsense poetry in the tradition of Ogden Nash and Edward Lear, and clever, often unabashedly shameless, wordplay.
Jack Prelutsky's It's Raining Pigs and Noodles is a wonderful,imaginative collection of poems the whole family will enjoy, that willmake you smile, giggle, laugh and sometimes roar.
www.amazon.ca /Raining-Pigs-Noodles-Jack-Prelutsky/dp/006029194X   (935 words)

 VOA News - Poet Jack Prelutsky: Writing About the Little Things in Life (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jack Prelutsky has been writing poetry for children for almost forty years.
Jack Prelutsky is well known for creating new words by combining two words to create a new kind of creature.
Jack Prelutsky says children like his poems because he writes about things they care about.
www.voanews.com.cob-web.org:8888 /specialenglish/2006-10-26-voa1.cfm   (1060 words)

 Amazon.de: The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom: English Books: Jack Prelutsky,Meilo So   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky has chosen 200 works by 123 poets from Carl Sandburg to Seamus Heaney, with a tip of the hat to his own "The Multilingual Mynah Bird".
Jack Prelutsky continues to prove that he cannot be pigeon-holed into the role of simply a poet.
In his role as editor of yet another poetry anthology with the publication of The Beauty of the Beast, Prelutsky has once again chosen poems that fit with and enhance the book's overall theme.
www.amazon.de /Beauty-Beast-Poems-Animal-Kingdom/dp/067987058X   (543 words)

 Amazon.fr : The New Kid on the Block: Livres en anglais: Jack Prelutsky,James Stevenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jack Prelutsky, one of the premier children's poets of our time, manages to be deadpan and goofy simultaneously and in perfect rhythm right up to the pleasantly unpredictable punch lines of his poems.
Quirky, surprising, and always delightful, Prelutsky's poems make us wish we'd grown up with his books in hand.
Once you and your children have howled your way through this ALA Notable Book, you'll be happy to discover that this talented pair has created two other meaty collections, including Something BIG Has Been Here and A Pizza the Size of the Sun.
www.amazon.fr /New-Kid-Block-Jack-Prelutsky/dp/0688022715   (474 words)

 CBC Magazine: Meet the Author/Illustrator: Jack Prelutsky
After being ambushed by some boys after school for writing a poem, Jack concluded the messing around with poetry could be dangerous to his health.
Jack has also compiled a number of poetry anthologies, the most recent of which is The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury.
Currently he is happily spending much of his time in a new workshop that he and his wife built next to their house on an island near Seattle—and he hasn't run out of ideas for new poems...yet.
www.cbcbooks.org /cbcmagazine/meet/jack_prelutsky.html   (713 words)

 PoetryFoundation.org: The Poetry Foundation
CHICAGO — Jack Prelutsky is the inaugural winner of the Children’s Poet Laureate award from the Poetry Foundation.
Prelutsky, the beloved author of more than 35 books of verse and editor of several poetry anthologies, has been charming children and adults with his witty, musical poems for nearly 40 years.
Prelutsky, 66, will serve as the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate: Consultant in Children’s Poetry to the Poetry Foundation for a two-year tenure.
www.poetryfoundation.org /foundation/release_092706.html   (986 words)

 Jack Prelutsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jack Prelutsky (born September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet noted for his children's poems.
Prelutsky, J. A Pizza the Size of the Sun.
Prelutsky, J. The New Kid on the Block.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Prelutsky   (289 words)

 Review | The Beauty of the Beast selected by Jack Prelutsky
A poem or three at bedtime, for instance, perhaps sprinkled with discussion on the illustrations that accompany the poems read.
The poems in the collection were selected by American children's poet laureate (I made that up, but if there was one, he'd be it) Jack Prelutsky, author of Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children and many, many others.
And, appropriately enough, Prelutsky's own poems fill out the collection, adding his sharp eye for detail as well as his cheerful and Zenlike commentary.
www.januarymagazine.com /kidsbooks/beautybeast.html   (450 words)

 Jack Prelutsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There is a public calendar that posts upcoming poetry events and there is a listening booth where students can listen to an actual author read his/her poem (you might want to listen first).
This site provides a short biography of Prelutsky's interesting life, as well as his personal experiences with liver.
Prelutsky has poetry starters, tips on exaggeration and absurd conclusions, and information on rhythm.
coe.west.asu.edu /students/stennille/St3/prelutsky.htm   (397 words)

 eBay - jack prelutsky books, Children's Books, Audiobooks items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky 1st Ed 1984
Gopher in the Garden (Animal Poems) by Jack Prelutsky
The Poems of A. Nonny Mouse by Jack Prelutsky (1989)
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The children will learn about Jack Prelutsky as a writer.
The students will learn about Jack Prelutsky’s life, and how his life shows up in his writing.
The students will learn about the language, themes, different settings, and characters that Jack Prelutsky uses in his poems.
www.uvm.edu /~litblock/webquest/fall03/edel/prelutsky/index.html   (100 words)

 Jack Prelutsky's, children's poet, at Embracing the Child
Jack Prelutsky's, children's poet, at Embracing the Child
Ridiculously delicious, Jack Prelutzy and illustrator, James Stevenson are at it again.
POEMS FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM is a collection of 200 poems selected by Jack Prelutsky and put into categories of animals and birds.
www.embracingthechild.org /bookspecialprelutsky.htm   (319 words)

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Jack Prelutsky has taken every day events and situations and told us a small story in rhyming upbeat verse.
Prelutsky did not start out to be a poet.
Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein write books of Humorous poems for young people.
home.comcast.net /~n1doc/BAMpoetry.htm   (407 words)

 Amazon.ca: The New Kid on the Block: Books: Jack Prelutsky,James Stevenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The fun thing about it is sometimes having to rhyme, and just seeing what you can come up with about yourself or whatever else.Also you can make up your own words.One of the poems that I really liked is The New kid on the Block.
It sounds like the new kid is a boy, but it's really a girl.I also like how Jack Prelutsky describes her when he writes "that new kid's twice my size." I hope that other people read this and think and say things like me. Thank you for reading my review.
Walt Whitman may be heralded as America's greatest ever since he penned "I Hear America Singing." But my spirits soar and my chords sing when I read Jack Prelutsky's poetry.
www.amazon.ca /New-Kid-Block-Jack-Prelutsky/dp/0688022715   (1278 words)

 Something Big Has Been Here, Jack Prelutsky - HarperAcademic
It is this book of wonderful, funny new poems by lack Prelutsky.
Here are four vain and ancient tortoises, a rat of culture, Super Samson Simpson, a meat loaf that defies an ax, five flying hotdogs--and many, many more people, animals, and things that are destined to become part of the lives of everyone who loves to laugh.
Say them, chant them, learn them by heart, or just read them--Jack Prelutsky's poems are incomparable.
www.harperacademic.com /catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0688064345   (164 words)

 Jack Prelutsky
What are some things that Jack Prelutsky likes to do when he is not writing poetry?
Read the poem "Louder than a Clap of Thunder" and illustrate one thing that is as loud as "my father" snores.
Do the word play activity that Jack Prelutsky has for you.
www.iss.k12.nc.us /schools/central/myrascav.html   (135 words)

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