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Echo Echo
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths | Marilyn Singer
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A new book of unique reversible poems based on Greek myths from the creator of Mirror Mirror What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandoras box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure. From the Hardcover edition.
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Niaaelizz

“Once our imaginations are opened, they can never again be closed.”

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Niaaelizz

This book is really neat! I would use it in a classroom when learning about mythical creatures or incorporating creative ideas!

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Niaaelizz
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Poetry. This book is yet another reverse poem book read by Marilyn Singer. This book of poems can be a great introduction for Greek mythology! The poems are very silly and easy to keep children‘s attention. Each poem tells a different point of view as the poem is told twice. Original myths and legends can be perceived differently after reading each version of the poem. The illustrations set a tone throughout the book as certain colors are used.

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Pygmalion and Galatea

Wondrous!/ How/ life-/ like! There is nothing in this world/ so perfect. Oh, these lips, hands, eyes!/ The artist/ is in love with/ his creation./ Let a heartfelt wish be granted,/ kind Venus:/ Only you could make this stone breathe!

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Lf196117

This book would do really well in a third to fourth grade classroom. Teachers could leave this book in their library to let the children find on their own, or they can read on poem out loud. It would be interesting to not tell the students these poems can be read backwards and then read the poem backwards as a surprise.

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Lf196117
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All of these poems are reverso poems. When you read it one way, it tells one story. When you read it a different way, a completely new story is told. Readers will enjoy reading these free verse poems on many greek myths like pandoras box or Icarus. The

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destaneefolden

“There is nothing in this world like life! How wondrous!”

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destaneefolden

I thought the composition of these poems are genius! I love that they echo each other to keep the story going. I think that children would love to make this interactive! Definitely a classroom pick that could be tied into curriculum.

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destaneefolden
Pickpick

This 2016 collection of poems focuses around Ancient Greece. The poems are set up in an echoing fashion. One person reads one part that leaves you wondering and then the next person picks up the story. Most of them rhyme and they‘re pretty succinct. I think this could be a fun interactive story!

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sarabellini

Once our imaginations are opened,
they can never again be closed.
Gods and mortals
enter these portals to
tellers and listeners alike.
We,
the world,
make sense of
these myths.

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sarabellini
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I loved how each page had a split down the middle, one side being white and the other side being blue to show the difference between the two gods or goddesses. I also loved how the illustrations had two sides as well and showed how they were connected with each other.

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sarabellini
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I loved this book of poems about greek myths. Each poem had two poems going along with two greek gods or goddesses. I loved how at the bottom of each page was more details about each god or goddess and how they relate to each other.

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k.gauze
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“These myths make sense of the world”

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k.gauze

I love this book! would be super fun to do along with history lesson in mythology. The poems are fun and easy to read. The illustrations really bring the poems and stories to life as well.

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k.gauze
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This book is WONDERFUL! I love the illustrations so much and it is all classic stories but turned into poems. It was published in 2016 so it is on the newer side. The colors are vibrant and the poems are fun for kids! I read Pandora and the Box, Narcissus and Echo, Gods and Mortals and Perseus and Medusa! Wonderful poem book!

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Abby_Karagory
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Beautiful artwork inspired by ancient history! Great tie in with the poetry unit!

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Abby_Karagory
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Published in 2016, echo echo is a very unique for of poetry that you can read two different ways. This gives the same set of words different tones! I think kids minds will be blown when reading this in school! The images are also flipped making for and even more exciting read!

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mack2799
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This is another poetry book that tells short stories which get flipped and told backwards as well. Both show two different stories, yet with the same context. The poems are rather short and not ran on. It gives good imaginary senses, however this book is all about Greek myths. This is something some kids might find really interesting and a lot of times, great morals can come out of them!

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mack2799

This book would be fun for a child to read if they're into Greek mythology. It might be a good introduction to it as well. This book is meant to get the children's minds working and I think the interest a kid might have in it, is what compels me most!

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ritakingston

“Alone, holding on to hope, she opened that darn box.”

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ritakingston

I would use this book in a future classroom because it is educational and explores Greek mythology and I think children would find it very interesting. It also rhymes which I think will keep children engaged.

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ritakingston
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Pickpick

This was a good poetry book it rhymes and it uses sound to add to its meaning by putting emphasis on certain words.

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Kyle Donahue

“When the world was young, much wonders!“

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Kyle Donahue

This book might be suitable for 4th grade children because younger children might be confused withe the mythology.

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Kyle Donahue
Mehso-so

This poem book was an interesting read. The figurative language in the book would be difficult to understand for some young children. There was also not much rhythm to the poems

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Krisjericho
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Impressively crafted book of "reverso poems" about Greek myths. The poems are read in one direction & then reversed, with slight changes to punctuation, & the meaning is changed. The poems are effective, & the reversos tend to offer compelling insight & a new way to interpret myths. The art is appealing, with its cool palette of blues, greens, & golds. Each poem has a footnote explain a bit about the original myth.

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arader68
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This book is a perfect pick for poetry month. It's also a great introduction to reversos and to greek mythology. My 6 year old daughter loved the telling of it and I enjoyed reading it too. There were even a couple myths which I had never heard of before. Don't skip reading the little blurbs underneath the poems that briefly explain the myths. They are very informative and that's where all the adorable wtf looks on your kid's face will come from.

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cjbattiste

Again, the illustrations are wonderful. They have a blue theme throughout the book and are extremely well done. The back of the book gives excellent insight to how the lessons can be derived from these poems.

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cjbattiste
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This is the same author and illustrator as “Follow Follow.” However, these poems are discussing Greek myths. This would be an excellent set of poems to dive into when talking about Greek mythology. Sometimes it can be hard to understand for young minds, but these poems give a very contemporary feel to the characters. Also, at the bottom of each page, there is a description of what the poem is based on.

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Miadolce
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“Dark sea is below,
Bright heaven waits above.
I feel the sun‘s great glow.”

“We burn to fly.
Why,
I know
the glory of soaring.
I understand
the sky.”

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Miadolce
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Miadolce
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This book is so fun. It gives a small look into Greek mythology and can be super fun for kids to read both sides together. The illustrations are also beautiful and are very vibrant and have the same color scheme throughout.

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Kaye
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Gosh it‘s quiet in here. Boring, but I have a cracking migraine today. Will stop in later when it lets up.

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Kaye
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DanielleS
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Echo Echo is a great poetry book! Similar to Mirror Mirror, but it's poems about Greek myths. The poems tell real world stories from heroes and monsters, once down the page and another when reading reverse. This is a great book for students to understand different points of view! I really liked what this website suggested with duet reading: http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2016/04/echo-echo-reverso-poems-about-greek... #ucflae3414sp17

DrSpalding I have seen one of the other books in this series. This award winning poet has created her own form of poem that can be read forward and then backwards. So intriguing! 3y
CaraM Never heard of this book but I would love to read it. It's great when you can find books that expose kids to these ideas. 3y
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