Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems

by Kristine George, Debbie Tilley

Available 03/27/2018

The ups and downs of the middle school experience are explored in these poems by award-winning poet Kristine O'Connell George

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781328900180
  • ISBN-10: 1328900185
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 03/27/2018
  • Carton Quantity: 48

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  • About the Book
    The ups and downs of the middle school experience are explored in these poems by award-winning poet Kristine O'Connell George
     

    “Engaging.” —The Bulletin 

      

    “Sweet and on key.” —Booklist 

      

    “From humorous to angst-ridden, this collection offers verses that will captivate your pre-teen.” —Scholastic.com 

      

    The first year of middle school brings an array of new experiences and challenges. Award-winning poet Kristine O’Connell George’s short, accessible poems are complemented by lively illustrations and will evoke the most memorable moments of the school year.

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    * “Readers facing this upstream swim [or] toweling themselves off afterwards will find much they relate to in this engaging volume." 

    —The Bulletin, starred review 

     

    “Kristine O'Connell George can do more with a small handful of words than most any poet around.” 

    —Riverbank Review 

     

    “The mysteries of lockers and uncontrolled giggling are plumbed; as is the rapture of the boy you like liking you back. . . . Sweet and on key." 

    —Booklist 

      

    “Middle school, with all its trials, tribulations, and triumphs, is portrayed humorously and poignantly. . . . Students will relate to this voice navigating ‘upstream,’ while they try to find their own place in the middle-school wilderness.” 

    —SLJ 

     

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