Relatively Speaking (book)

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Relatively Speaking
AuthorRalph Fletcher
PublisherScholastic
Publication date
1999-03-01
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages48
ISBN978-0-531-30141-8
OCLC39498578
811/.54 21
LC ClassPS3556.L523 R45 1999

Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family is a young adult book of poetry by Ralph Fletcher, with drawings by Walter Lyon Krudop. It was first published in 1999.

Summary[change | change source]

The youngest boy describes both his family and their life together through verse. Various scenes include how the family prepare corn on the cob, his other brothers accident, the family reunion, his seldom seen cousin and his uncle's funeral.

Style[change | change source]

Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family has been described as a novel-in-verse.[1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Rosenberg, Liz (2001). Roots and Flowers: Poets Write About Their Families. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). pp. p237. ISBN 0-8050-6433-8. |pages= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

References[change | change source]

  • Oravec, Kristen (April 1999). "Grades 5 & Up: Nonfiction". School Library Journal. Vol. 45 (Issue 4): p146. ISSN 0362-8930. |volume= has extra text (help); |issue= has extra text (help); |pages= has extra text (help)
  • DeLong, Janice A.; Schwedt, Rachel E. (2002). Young adult poetry: a survey and theme guide. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. pp. p21-22. ISBN 0-313-31336-9. |pages= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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