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Black Swan White Crow Paperback – 27 Aug 2007


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Product details

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (27 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416961585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416961581
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,402,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christopher Manson is an author and illustrator of children’s books.  He studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8c43e384) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0x8be665a8) out of 5 stars Illustrations make the book 22 Jun. 2016
By J. Balconi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was torn as to whether to give Black Swan/White Crow three or four stars. I decided to give it four based on the fact it's such a beautiful book and the illustrations alone inspired a lot of imaginative story-telling (always a bonus for children who can't read yet).

The hardcover book is big and bright, illustrated by Chris Manson’s vibrant woodcuts. Bright yellow skies, green leaves, green-gray plants bent beneath snow – all the pictures evoke wonderful stories. Unfortunately, the 13 poems don’t have quite the same dreamy quality. Of them, I liked these two best:

“Frantic sandpiper -/ high tides erasing/ her footnotes.”

“Skeleton elms/ clicking above two deer/ at the saltlick…a crowd.”

But the others aren't memorable. I found the titular poem was clunky: “O little white crow,/ have you seen my brother,/ the black sheep?”
HASH(0x8c098b1c) out of 5 stars Black Swan White Crow 18 Sept. 2012
By hagranger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Black Swan White Crow is a book that should be shared. It features delightful haiku by J. Patrick Lewis with equally delightful woodcuts by Chris Manson. It was intentionally written for young readers but at age 58 I also find it a delight to read and the woodcuts are to be treasured because occasionally the reader may find a surprise that only becomes evident when the corresponding poem is read.
It was published in 1995. It would make a great gift for a child or for anyone that loves haiku.
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