Relatively Speaking (book)

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Relatively Speaking
AuthorRalph Fletcher
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
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.

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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). p. 237. ISBN 0-8050-6433-8.

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