My favorite holiday title is: Christmas Presents: Holiday Poetry
I am: Lee Bennett Hopkins, from Keystone, South Dakota.
This book is my favorite because: "No because I created the volume, but because there are few, if any, early readers which extol the holiday in this blessed way."
My favorite holiday tradition is: "My favorite holiday tradition was my Grandmother reading us Moore's The Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve before bedtime."
- Author: Lee Bennett Hopkins
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Ages: Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
Publisher Marketing: "Deck the halls, hang the stockings, and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this festive book of poetry for beginning readers! From the excitement of looking for hidden Christmas presents to the solemnity of Midnight Mass, the differing moods and meanings of Christmas are brought to life in these joyful poems, perfectly complemented by the vibrant, rich artwork of illustrator Melanie Hall."
Lee Bennett Hopkins [Briarcliff Manor, NY]. Mr. Hopkins is widely recognized as the nation's spokesperson for Children's Poetry. He has edited and written numerous books for children as well as several professional texts, including Pauses: Autobiographical Reflections of 101 Creators of Children's Books and Pass the Poetry, Please!, and his column, "Poetry Plus," is a regular feature in Creative Classroom magazine. Mr. Hopkins has been honored with the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for "lasting contributions to Children's Literature." He is the recipient of a Christopher Award.
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