Orangutanka: A Story in Poems

OrangutankaWritten by Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Renée Kurilla

The perfect book to enhance and modernize my elementary school’s poetry collection! The book opens with a thorough note about Tanka poems, “Orangutanka is written as a series of linked tanka poems.” It is easy to share a love for poetry and its many forms with this beautifully illustrated and adorable story. April, Poetry month, can’t come soon enough. I can’t wait to share this with the students. It’s so cute, cute, cute!!! It also has Orangutan facts at the back.

Review by Jennifer Ford, South Kearns Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-6

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Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
Written by Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Renée Kurilla
Henry Holt and Company
40 pages
Release Date: March 24, 2015

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