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Lee Bennett Hopkins (1938–2019)

Autor(a) de Surprises

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About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 13, 1938. Hopkins' education was rather sporadic, since he often had to care for his younger sister while his mother worked to support the family. As a child, Hopkins read little other than comic books and movie magazines until a mostrar mais teacher inspired in him a love of the theatre and, subsequently, of reading. Though Hopkins did well in his high school English courses, he did not enjoy other subjects and his grades in those were poor. Still, he had decided on an eventual career as a teacher and after graduating high school he began classes at the Newark State Teachers College, working several jobs in order to afford his tuition. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960, Hopkins began teaching sixth grade at a public school in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In his third year at Westmoreland School in Fair Lawn he became the school's resource teacher. Through the principal at his own school, Hopkins obtained a scholarship to pursue a master's degree at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. While working toward this degree, which he received in 1964, Hopkins continued as Resource Teacher at Westmoreland. In 1966 he took a position as senior consultant for Bank Street College's new Learning Resource Center in the Harlem area of New York City. Hopkins also began writing articles on children's literature and the use of poetry in the classroom, which were published in journals such as Horn Book and Language Arts. With colleague Annette F. Shapiro he wrote Creative Activities for Gifted Children, his first book. In 1967 Hopkins received a Professional Diploma in Educational Supervision and Administration from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Racial tension following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968 forced Hopkins and others to reluctantly leave Harlem. He then secured another position as a curriculum and editorial specialist at Scholastic, Inc. Hopkins' career as a writer progressed; more than two dozen of his books were published during his eight-years at Scholastic. In 1976 Hopkins quit his job at Scholastic in order to become a full- time writer and poetry anthologist. He has written or compiled more than seventy-five books for children and young adults, in addition to his professional texts and his numerous contributions to education and children's literature journals. Apart from his many poetry anthologies and professional texts, Hopkins has also written young adult novels, children's stories, and non-fiction books for children. He hosted the fifteen-part children's educational television series Zebra Wings, and has also served as a literature consultant for Harper and Row's Text Division. Hopkins has won numerous honors and awards, including an honorary doctor of laws degree from Kean College in 1980 and the University of Southern Mississippi's Silver Medallion in 1989. His poetry autobiography, Been to Yesterdays, received both the Christopher Medal and a Golden Kite Honor. He has also received awards from Booklist, School Library Journal, The New York Times, The American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association. Hopkins founded the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award presented annually since 1993, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award presented every three years since 1995. Lee Bennett Hopkins passsed away on August 8, 2019, at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Lee Bennett Hopkins

Surprises (1984) — Editor — 714 cópias
My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States (2000) — Editor — 610 cópias
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems (1997) — Editor — 367 cópias
Good Books, Good Times! (1990) — Editor — 358 cópias
Side By Side: Poems to Read Together (1605) — Editor — 298 cópias
Weather: Poems for All Seasons (1994) — Editor — 245 cópias
Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems (1999) — Editor — 206 cópias
Halloween Howls: Holiday Poetry (2005) — Editor — 204 cópias
Amazing Faces: Poems (2010) — Editor — 187 cópias
Home To Me: Poems Across America (2002) — Editor — 158 cópias
Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry (1994) — Editor — 124 cópias
A Pet for Me: Poems (2003) — Editor — 121 cópias
I Am the Book (2011) — Editor — 119 cópias
Got Geography! (2006) — Editor — 95 cópias
Pass the Poetry, Please! (1987) 79 cópias
Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems (2010) — Editor — 79 cópias
School Supplies: A Book of Poems (1621) — Editor — 76 cópias
Incredible Inventions (2009) 69 cópias
City I Love (2009) 69 cópias
Dinosaurs: Poems (1987) 67 cópias
Dino-Roars (Road to Reading) (1999) 65 cópias
Manger (2014) 56 cópias
Nasty Bugs (2012) 56 cópias
YUMMY!: Eating through a Day (2000) 55 cópias
Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Editor — 46 cópias
Jumping Off Library Shelves (1702) 44 cópias
Happy Birthday (1991) 41 cópias
Opening Days: Sports Poems (1996) 41 cópias
Me! A book of poems (1970) 39 cópias
Mary's Song (2012) 37 cópias
The Sky Is Full of Song (1983) 36 cópias
Full Moon and Star (2011) 34 cópias
Time to Shout: Poems for You (1973) 32 cópias
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Editor — 30 cópias
Amazing Places (2015) 28 cópias
A Bunch of Punctuation (2018) 26 cópias
School People (2018) 25 cópias
Easter Buds Are Springing: Poems for Easter (1979) — Editor — 25 cópias
Give Me Wings (2010) 25 cópias
Song And Dance (1997) 23 cópias
April Bubbles Chocolate (1994) 20 cópias
The Writing Bug (1993) 20 cópias
Munching: Poems About Eating (1985) 18 cópias
Let them be themselves (1969) 18 cópias
Creatures (1985) 17 cópias
On the Farm/Poems (1991) 17 cópias
Mama (1977) 15 cópias
The Sea Is Calling Me: Poems (1986) 15 cópias
Mama & her boys (1981) 15 cópias
Best Friends (1986) 15 cópias
Small circus (A solo book) (1975) 15 cópias
I Am the Cat (1981) 14 cópias
And God Bless Me (1982) 14 cópias
A Dog's Life (1983) 12 cópias
Construction People (2020) 12 cópias
This Street's For Me! (1970) 11 cópias
Flit, Flutter, Fly! (1992) 11 cópias
Poems to Remember (1973) 11 cópias
To the Zoo: Animal Poems (1992) 10 cópias
All the World's a Stage (2013) 10 cópias
Elves, Fairies & Gnomes (1980) 10 cópias
Hear My Prayer (2010) 8 cópias
It's about time : poems (1993) 8 cópias
City Talk (1970) 8 cópias
Night Wishes (2020) 7 cópias
Poetry on Wheels. (1974) 6 cópias
Wonder Wheels (1979) 6 cópias
By Myself (1980) 4 cópias
Poems from Best Friends (1993) 4 cópias
Zoo! - A Book of Poems (1971) 4 cópias
The Best of Book Bonanza (1980) 3 cópias
I Loved Rose Ann (1976) 3 cópias
Love & kisses (1984) 2 cópias
The Sky is Full of Gold 1 exemplar(es)
When I Am All Alone: Poems (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Best Friends 1 exemplar(es)
Jungle sounds 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições943 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
Rainbows Are Made: Poems by Carl Sandburg (1982) — Editor — 93 cópias
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Hopkins, Lee Bennett
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Cape Coral, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
New Jersey, USA
Bank Street College of Education (MA)
Newark State College (BA - Education)



I used this beautifully and simply written book, with my kindergarten class. It does not tell about Mary's entire life, only the annunciation and nativity of Jesus. The book has gorgeous illustrations full of details that the kindergarteners enjoyed discussing. The story brought tears to my eyes.
Chrissylou62 | outras 12 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
This is a beautifully illustrated book of poems for each season. This one is from the season of Spring:


So suddenly greet
Our whole outdoor scene:

It's happened so fast
We're already grassed

Out trees have grown skin
And birds have moved in

What strikes me this spring
Is the speed of the thing.
1 vote
Whisper1 | outras 6 resenhas | Mar 19, 2024 |
Jennihernandez | Dec 4, 2023 |
I do agree with some of the early reviewers that at first this book starts off unusual and as though you had missed a page. However, once you have read through the story, you realize that you are listening to the voice of Mary and possibly her perspective of what the night of Jesus' birth was like for her. I admit, I was more mesmerized by the lovely illustrations, than I was the story at first. I was preparing this book for my granddaughter's Christmas advent books to read, and I know she will enjoy the artwork, the stable animals, and the animal sounds. But then I thought of another family member who recently experienced an unexpected early delivery and did not have the chance to hold her baby immediately and how she would likely relate to this song of Mary, who maybe just wanted to sing a lullaby to her newborn child. It occurred to me that this story really is a unique one than can tie in a mother's love for her child, who she is holding on her lap and reading this story, and the love that Mary was wanting to express to Jesus, in the midst of all the interruptions that came to her that night. Together, mother and child can be enveloped in the awe of the First Christmas with the reading of this book.… (mais)
MarySchubert | outras 12 resenhas | Nov 9, 2023 |



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