Echoes

Poems by Lisbeth Thom and her granddaughter Rachel Nelson

by Lisbeth Thom; Rachel Nelson


Formats

Softcover
$15.99
E-Book
$9.99
Softcover
$15.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 59
ISBN : 9781441565433
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 59
ISBN : 9781465315526

About the Book

Echoes is a unique book of poems written by Lisbeth Thom and her granddaughter, Rachel Nelson. One summer Lisbeth wrote a poem and sent it to eleven-year old Rachel in Eden, Prairie, Minnesota. She asked Rachel to read her poem and respond with a poem of her own. Rachel wrote a poem on a similar subject and also sent back a new poem and asked Lisbeth, her grandmother in Savannah, Georgia, to respond to her poem and then send Rachel another poem. That is how, Echoes the book of poems, began. They bounced their poems back and forth across the country until they had fifty poems ready for publication. Since publication, teachers have used Echoes in classrooms as a teaching tool. They use the idea of taking one person's poem to inspire a second person to write a poem on a similar subject. The poems in Echoes are written on many different subjects. They are creative, thought-provoking, family oriented, fun, and funny. Many of the poems let the reader travel inside the author's mind. These poems can help students learn to enjoy reading and writing poetry. In Echoes, the generation gap between grandmother and granddaughter makes for an interesting contrast in viewpoint. The poems are excellent for reading to younger children.


About the Author

Lisbeth Thom is the author of novel, Row Away From the Rocks. She has also published articles, short stories, and poetry in national publications such as: The Catholic Digest, Ideals Magazine, Home Life Magazine, and in numerous issues of The Milwaukee Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives in Savannah, GA, is married and has three children. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English-Creative Writing. Rachel Nelson is a 7th grade student at the Central Middle School. She enjoys creative writing and has taken a writing workshop at The Loft in St. Paul, MN. As a sixth grader, Rachel was chosen by her English teacher to attend a writer’s conference at Bethel College. Rachel lives with her parents and her brother in Eden Prairie, MN.