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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in PoetryTed Kooser, who served as United States Poet Laureate , is a poet who works toward clarity and accessibility, so that each distinctive poem appears to be as fresh and bright and spontaneous as a good watercolor painting. He is a haiku-like imagist who imbues his poems with tender wisdom, and draws inspiration from the overlooked details of daily life. Praise for Delights and ShadowsTed Kooser...has a genius for making the ordinary sacred.The New York TimesA sense of wonder and compassion runs through this Pulitzer Prize winning volume Koosers poetry is understated yet manages to skillfully illuminate the small moments of life.Christian Science MonitorKooser brushes poems over ordinary objects, revealing metaphysical themes that way an investigator dusts for fingerprints.

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Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser was the United States Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006 and won a Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems DELIGHTS AND SHADOWS. He is the author of twelve full-length volumes of poetry and several books of nonfiction, and his work has appeared in many periodicals. This is his first children's book. He lives in Garland, Nebraska.Barry Root has illustrated many books for children, including THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP by Terry Farish and THE BIRTHDAY TREE by Paul Fleischman. He lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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