Reviewku: Plunder! Middle Grade
Haiku Book Reviews
REVIEWKU is collection of book reviews written in with the syllabic rules of Haiku (5/7/5 syllables per line), followed by “Nitty Gritty” book specific details including but not limited to: age range, genre, point of view (POV), theme, style, voice, setting. From pirates to mermaids to boats to ships to oceans to lakes to shores… enjoy these Pirate Reviewkus, mateys!
• This page features Reviewkus of the PLUNDER! (Pirate! Poetry! Everything else!) nature in the category MIDDLE GRADE.
READ, WRITE, RHYME For kids and teachers. For fun and form. For good times and giggles. For you. Nitty Gritty: Children, Middle Grade, Adult Poetry handbook Non fiction Reference Aimed at both students and teachers Poetic forms defined and exemplified Directions on how to absorb a poem — read for rhythm, look for illustration, defined, then read again Short and concise Classroom tool...read more
HOOK LINE AND SINGING STINKER Poem stories swish. Brother, sister, father, fish. Trip for two turns three. Nitty Gritty: Middle grade / children’s Verse novel Realistic fiction Shifting POV (most poems from main character Sam perspective, others with sister Lucy, Dad Themes: fishing, family, gentle sibling rivalry Poetic form definitions and explanations at end of book...read more
STANZAS FOR THE MASSES Having fun with words. Teaching, teasing. Pull, prod, poke. “This is just to say.” QUOTABLE “I wonder how you are going to feel / when you find out / that I wrote this instead of you” Nitty Gritty: Who: Various unnamed characters (occasionally the poet himself, but not always!) What: Poetry Where: across the country When: Present day; some flashbacks; some flash forwards Why: An exploration and explanation of childhood, music (jazz), emotion (especially love), getting older, passing time, education, reading, writing and understanding… How: Mainly first person POV, Simple, straightforward voice; everyday language...read more
WHALES, WATER, WORRIES, WHIPS
Kidnappers, justice.read more
HOMERIC HERO, CIVIL RIGHTS SPARK
Heroic crown. True.
Sonnets. Lynching. Innocence.
History. Legacy.read more
Growing up with Joe.
Baseball and Grandpa. War. Dreams.
Twenty four stories.read more
1956 TRUTHS STILL TRUE TODAY
Black, white. Puppy, snow.
Urban Chicago. Poems,
kids. Universal.read more
44 POEMS – FROM THE HANDS OF THE MAN AND HIS FRIENDS
Runaway. Free slave.
Memories. Collection. Plants.
Inventions. Passion.read more
MISSING SISTER, LAUGHTER, MEMORIES…GAMES WITH MASTERS AND MEN
Angry boy. Battles.
Chess master to the rescue?
Black and white board game.read more
STEPPING THROUGH HISTORY
Cupped hand sonnet path.
River crossing. Suffragette.
War. Hunger. Farm. Love.read more