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Children's Nonfiction General

Voices on the Wind

Poems for All Seasons

by (author) David Booth

illustrated by Michele Lemieux

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to upwards
  • Grade: p to


When David Booth chose nature to be the theme of this poetry anthology, he understood two things: nature has always been a source of inspiration to great artists, and children are excited by nature's curiosities. So much of what colors childhood is what children find outside -- climbing trees, picking flowers, watching a worm squiggle on the sidewalk. The 20 poems David Booth selected reflect this fascination with nature. The poetry is from poets who have lived all over the world. Robert Louis Stevenson brushes shoulders with Emily Bronte. Christina Rosetti meets Beatrix Potter. Mark Van Doren, Elizabeth Gould and William Blake wonder at tall branches, shining things and snow white lambs. The poetry urges children to smell summer and hold a conversation with a mouse. Enriching this world, Michele Lemieux's paintings create a visual landscape for children, rich with color and life.

About the authors

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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David Booth is a university professor, author and anthologist of more than thirty books. His lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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