Relatively Speaking (book)
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Dewey Decimal||811/.54 21|
|LC Classification||PS3556.L523 R45 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.
Notes[change | change source]
- Rosenberg, Liz (2001). Roots and Flowers: Poets Write About Their Families. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). pp. p237. . http://books.google.com/books?id=LYjCDK87fXQC&pg=PA237&dq=%22Relatively+Speaking%22+ralph+fletcher&as_brr=3&ei=tYg5Sbn5J52EzgSSqLGXCA#PPA237,M1.
References[change | change source]
- Oravec, Kristen (April 1999). "Grades 5 & Up: Nonfiction". School Library Journal Vol. 45 (Issue 4): p146.
- DeLong, Janice A.; Schwedt, Rachel E. (2002). Young adult poetry: a survey and theme guide. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. pp. p21-22.