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Hailstones and Halibut Bones

Written by Mary O'NeillAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mary O'Neill
Illustrated by John WallnerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Wallner


· Doubleday Books for Young Readers
· Trade Paperback · Ages 3-7 years
· April 1, 1990 · $9.99 · 978-0-385-41078-6 (0-385-41078-6)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Beloved by critics and readers alike for nearly 60 years, Mary O’Neill’s timeless children’s book of poetry is a tribute to the many beautiful colors we see around us, and is considered a modern children’s classic. Featuring twelve beautiful poems, and deeply luminous illustrations, Hailstones and Halibut Bones is a perfect poetry addition to any home or classroom library.
 
“An exploration in imaginative, evocative verses of the world of color and its relationship to the other senses.”
The New York Times Book Review (A Top Ten Distinguished Juvenile Book)
 
“Has inspired young poets all over the country.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“John Wallner has added rich drawings for this new edition, full of intense yellows, blues, orchids, and oranges. They complement O’Neill’s whimsical poems.”
People
 
“After more than twenty-five years, the poems, like colors, still sing . . . Kudos to Doubleday for letting Hailstones and Halibut Bones continue to live.”
School Library Journal

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“An exploration in imaginative, evocative verses of the world of color and its relationship to the other senses.”
The New York Times Book Review (A Top Ten Distinguished Juvenile Book)
 
“Has inspired young poets all over the country.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“John Wallner has added rich drawings for this new edition, full of intense yellows, blues, orchids, and oranges. They complement O’Neill’s whimsical poems.”
People
 
“After more than twenty-five years, the poems, like colors, still sing . . . Kudos to Doubleday for letting Hailstones and Halibut Bones continue to live.”
School Library Journal

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

MARY O'NEILL knew from childhood that she wanted to be a writer. She began her career as an advertising copywriter and after becoming a partner in her own agency, she moved to New York. There she started to write children's books for Doubleday, of which Hailstones and Halibut Bones is the most famous.

JOHN WALLNER is the award-winning illustrator of more than thirty books for children. His many awards and honors include several ALA Notables, the Certificate of Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Excellence(1080), and the American Writers award for best illustrator (1977).

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