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The Many Faces of Jack Prelutsky

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Reflecting upon his school days when poetry was "the literary equivalent of spinach. We were told poetry was good for us, but most of us enjoyed it as much as taking out the garbage." Jack Prelutsky

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Living in a Bronx neighborhood all the children used to think poets had to be either boring, a sissy or dead. "The ideal poet would be a boring dead sissy." Jack Prelutsky

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"There was a time when I couldn't stand poetry!" Jack Pretlusky

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When speaking of an old teacher, he said "She didn't like poetry, but once a week she had to recite it. She'd take a boring book off a boring shelf. She'd turn to a boring page, recite a boring poem and be bored while doing it."
Jack Prelutsky

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"It wasn't until later that I realized poetry was a means of communication, that could be exciting or as boring as that person or that experience." Jack Prelutsky

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"He rediscovered poetry in his twenties, and he decided that he would write about things he really cared about, and that he would strive to make poetry delightful."
Random House

Mrs. McKeown's Poetry

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"Musician, photographer, truck driver, entertainer, sculptor -- you name it, Jack Prelutsky has been them all. But most of all, he's a poet for children -- one of the best in the world." (Allen Raymond)

Quotes found at:

http://www.teachingk-8.com/archives/html/prelutsky2.html

www.randomhouse.com/teachers/rc/rc_ab_jpr.html