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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.  

 


 

 

DARK SONS by Nikki Grimes

Posted by on 3:38 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BROTHERLY JEALOUSY, BROTHERLY LOVE

Free verse Bible, free

boy now. Two voices, two dads.

Two journeys. God. Faith.

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DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Posted by on 3:35 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

1932 TRUTHS STILL TRUE TODAY

Fun froth to storm pain.

Music, melody. Blues, truth.

Diverse characters.

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE – A MYSTERY IN POEMS by Mel Glenn

Posted by on 3:43 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

CITY/COUNTRY, BLACK/WHITE, WHO DID WHAT AND WHY?

City boy. Local

girl. Murder. Accusations.

Color barriers.

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GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! ! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Posted by on 2:59 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DARK AGES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Poems or plays? Read

silently or act out? Yes!

Speaking history.

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GUYKU by Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds

Posted by on 3:03 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

HAIKU FOR BOYS — AND MAYBE A FEW GIRLS TOO

Playful, pithy thoughts.

Natures changing moods for guys.

Seasonal humor.

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HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech

Posted by on 4:05 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

WRITING DOWN THE WORDS – A CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Teacher, boy, letters.

Poetry history, rules.

Comments, questions, learn

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HEARTBEAT by Sharon Creech

Posted by on 4:04 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

WHY CAN’T EVERYONE JUST STAY THE SAME?

Run, run, thump, thump, Mom.

Baby, baby, new baby?

Come back Grandpa. Max?

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HIDDEN by Helen Frost

Posted by on 3:53 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

Hidden words, lost girl.

Carjacking, kidnapping – oops!

Happy ending – yay!

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HURRICANE DANCERS by Margaret Engle

Posted by on 4:02 am in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BROKEN ONE, HALF AND HALF, TRANSLATOR, REDEEMER

Caribbean verse.

Pirates. Captured. Ransomed. Saved.

Sinking ship. Mercy.

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INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai

Posted by on 3:31 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME

Run from Vietnam.

Sweet papayas; schoolyard taunts.

New state of normal.

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