When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons (Hardcover)

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By Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
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This gorgeous book of poetry carries us through the year in first-person, narrative free verse. Brimming with charming pictures and cleaver poems, When Green Becomes Tomatoes is a powerfully written collection that encompasses the familiar signs, feelings, and behaviors the natural world embodies during the turning of the seasons. - Jana

— Jana


december 29
and i woke to a morning
that was quiet and white
the first snow
(just like magic) came on tip toes

Flowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain. Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again. In Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.

About the Author

Julie Fogliano has spent her entire life reading children's books. Now she stays up way too late writing her own books while eating cereal. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their three children. They make her very tired, but give her lots of good ideas. When Green Becomes Tomatoes is her third book. Julie Morstad is an award-winning illustrator and artist living with her family in Vancouver, B.C.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781596438521
ISBN-10: 1596438525
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 56
Language: English