Today we’re excited to release Kiyoshi’s Walk by poet Mark Karlins and illustrated by Nicole Wong!
Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us—if we take the time to look.
After Kiyoshi watches his grandfather, Eto, compose his delicate haiku, he wonders out loud: “Where do poems come from?” His grandfather answers by taking him on a walk through their city, where they see a cat perched on a hill of oranges; hear the fluttering of wings; imagine what’s behind a tall wall; and discuss their walk, with each incident inspiring a wonderful new haiku from Eto. As Kiyoshi discovers that poems come from the way the world outside of us meets the world within each of us, he also finds the courage to write a haiku of his own.
This lovely book will speak to any reader who treasures poetry, city life, grandparents, or the beauty of the everyday.
Praise for Kiyoshi’s Walk:
★ “See, hear, touch, taste, smell…and imagine poetry all around you.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“By writing to all the senses, Karlins places readers right alongside Kiyoshi on his walk.” —Booklist
“Each poem brings Kiyoshi closer to the insight that poetry combines sensory perception and emotion—and closer to his grandfather, too.” —Publishers Weekly
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