The following is a love note to all authors writing novels in verse and prose.
Thank you! On behalf of English teachers everywhere, I’d like you to know how important your novels in verse are. From realistic fiction to historical fiction these books welcome readers at every level. Lyrical text draws them in before they reach the bottom of the first page. With these novels, all students, including novice readers, can experience the pride of finishing a 200 or 300 page book in just a few days. And for instruction, teaching the literary elements and poetry has never been easier with such heartfelt prose. My students and I will cherish your work again and again, and we look forward to more novels in this format.
In deep appreciation and admiration,
Here are a few favorites that fly off the shelf. Click on each title to learn more about these amazing books and authors!