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    When The Sun Shines on Antarctica
    And Other Poems about the Frozen Continent
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2016
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-5216-9
    Guided Reading: S
    Lexile Level: 1190
    SRC Reading Level: 11.8
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 508.989
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Irene Latham
    Icebergs brighten
    as the sky peels
    itself of darkness
    and stretches awake. . . .

    Welcome,
    Summer.
    We've been waiting
    for you.

    Experience summer like you've never experienced it before by traveling to Antarctica with evocative poetry. The sun rises, ice melts, grass grows, seals squabble, whales sing, and young penguins slide, glide, and belly flop. Whimsical illustrations and additional facts accompany each poem to provide further details about the animals and the environment at the bottom of the world.


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    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Glossary, Original Artwork
    About the Author
    Irene Latham is a Birmingham poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. She has also authored two award-winning poetry collections, What Came Before and The Color of Lost Rooms.
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    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    NCTE Notable Poetry List
    Other Reviews
    School Library Journal
    ​"Latham does a compelling job of presenting facts alongside verse. . . . Through stunning, evocative artwork, Wadham brings the hues of the Antarctic to life. . . . A delightful assortment of verse that is enhanced by stimulating information and charming illustrations."—School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "The creators of Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole (2014) here offer poetry and art focused on the Antarctic summer. . . . [This] will be welcomed by classrooms combining poetry and science."—Booklist