This Is Just to Say : Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

by Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski


When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back.

In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz’s class writes of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544105072
  • ISBN-10: 0544105079
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 02/25/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 50

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