My kids have been talking about Halloween since they started school, so I thought it might be nice to delve deep down into the ol’ Triple-R-chives (see what I did there?) and share something I wrote 5 years ago, back when this blog was still in its fledgling state.
It’s a fun poem which I enjoyed writing – and even now, having read it and re-read it a hundred times, it hasn’t lost its luster for me. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it! Just click the graphic (which inspired the poem) and you’ll be whisked away to the original post.
Violet Nesdoly is not only hosting Poetry Friday today – she’s celebrating Thanksgiving! This weekend, our Canadian neighbors are celebrating Thanksgiving, so this is a special “Pumpkin Edition” of Poetry Friday!
How can I get a copy of Flashlight Night, you ask? When can I get it signed, you ask? Where will I be next, you ask?
Funny you should ask…
- Oct. 11, 6pm: Barnes & Noble, Manchester, NH
- Oct. 14, 2pm: Books-A-Million, Concord, NH
- Oct. 27, 6pm: Barnes & Noble, Manchester, NH
- Nov. 1, 12pm: Concord Hospital Early Childhood Learning Center / Gift Shop, Concord, NH
- (soon-to-be-confirmed: Toadstool Bookshop, Keene/Peterborough/Milford, NH
I’ll continue updating this as dates are added!
- KIRKUS Starred review!
- Featured review in Sept. 26, 2017 Shelf Awareness!
- Amazon “Best Books of the Month,” Sept. 2017!
Thank you so much to all who have enjoyed “Flashlight Night” enough to write about it:
“Delicious language…ingenious metamorphoses” – Kirkus Reviews
“The verse is incantatory…a simple idea that’s engagingly executed” – School Library Journal
An old fashioned, rip-roaring imaginary adventure” – The Horn Book
“[Esenwine and Koehler] don’t just lobby for children to read—they show how readers play” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Imaginative…fantastical” – Booklist“
“Favorably recalls Where the Wild Things Are” – Shelf Awareness
“A poetic and engaging journey” – Cynthia Alaniz, Librarian In Cute Shoes
“Illuminates the power of imagination” – Kellee Moye, Unleashing Readers
“Readers will be inspired to…create their own journey” – Alyson Beecher, Kidlit Frenzy
“Beautiful words and stunning illustrations” – Jason Lewis, 5th grade teacher at Tyngsboro Elementary School, Tyngsboro, MA