Orangutanka A Story in Poems

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/24/2015
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon . . . all except one. This little orangutan wants to dance! A hip-hop, cha-cha-cha dance full of somersaults and cartwheels. But who will dance with her?
Written in bold poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry that is often used as a travel diary, this exuberant orangutan celebration from acclaimed poet Margarita Engle will make readers want to dance, too!

Author Biography

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. Her books include the critically acclaimed The Poet Slave of Cuba, winner of the Pura Belpré Award; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor book; Tropical Secrets; Summer Birds; When You Wander; and many other books for children. She lives with her husband in Northern California.

Reneé Kurilla has illustrated many books for children, none of which include this much fur. She, her husband, and their fluffy cat, Timmy, can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, approximately 9,410 miles from the Borneo rain forest.

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