Orangutanka: A Story in Poems


      Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon all except one This little orangutan wants to dance A hip hop, cha cha cha dance full of somersaults and cartwheels But who will dance with her Written in bold poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry that is often used as a travel diary, this exuberant orangutan celebration from acclaimed poet Margarita Engle will make readers want to dance, too New Download [ Orangutanka: A Story in Poems ] By [ Margarita Engle ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries She lives with her husband in northern California.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
  • Margarita Engle
  • 03 May 2017
  • 0805098399

10 thoughts on “ Orangutanka: A Story in Poems

  1. says:

    This is a great collection of tanka a Japanese poetry form that has an orangutan theme.

  2. says:

    Love this new book from Margarita Engle.

  3. says:

    Great play on words and fun with poetry as well as information about orangutans I like the way Engle engages young children with a challenge to do a orangudance at the end.

  4. says:

    This poem book is written in Japanese form consisting of five lines with traditional syllable count of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 The orangutan facts and activity for the kids at the end of the book is genius This book is about a family of orangutans who live at the zoo The author does an awesome job of conveying emotion, taste, sound, and visual imagery as the orangutans play, eat, and sleep in the trees The author uses descriptive words to describe what is taking place and the illustrator brings it to This poem book is written in Japanese form consisting of five lines with traditional syllable count of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 The orangutan facts and activity for the kids at the end of the book is genius This book is about a family of orangutans who live a...

  5. says:

    April is National Poetry Month, this sweet book was facing out on the library shelves and I just couldn t resist I know, my kids are now too old but come on.who doesn t love Orangutans Tanka is a form of Japanese Poetry, it shows a basic line pattern of sh...

  6. says:

    Good story Introduces the topic of orangutans and the fact that they are an endangered species through a Japanese form of poetry Simple and interesting painted art style that appeals to a slightly younger crowd of students Touches on the topic of animal conservation, animal ...

  7. says:

    Poems about Orangutans A family of orangutans who live in a zoo though it doesn t feel like they do The daughter gets down from the high trees at night and dances when no one watches or she thinks Just a cute story through verse.

  8. says:

    A nice alternative to haiku, this book introduces the poetry form called tanka using playful orangutans.

  9. says:

    Wonderful introduction to Japanese tanka poetry Beautiful illustrations.

  10. says:

    2yo liked it I didn t like the rhythm of the textdidn t flow well Pictures were fun.

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