Archive for the ‘Rylant’ Category

Poems by Cynthia Rylant In Waiting to Waltz, Rylant shares poems of her time growing up in Beaver, West Virginia. In some ways, this collection of poems about reads like a memoir and a series of snapshots from throughout her formative years. We learn through this collection that Rylant grew up in a single parent […]

by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Mark Siegal “Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?” (inside cover dust jacket) Long Night Moon is short poem by Cynthia Rylant about the different names of some Native American groups used to describe […]

All I See


by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto In All I See, Rylant tells the story of a jovial painter named Gregory who only paints whales although he is facing a whale-less lake while he paints. Rylant describes the whales in his paintings as varied, but consistent: “Sometimes the whale was diving in deep water, sometimes […]

The Whales


Written and illustrated by Cynthia Rylant The Whales is the first Cynthia Rylant picture book that I encountered where Rylant also worked as the illustrator. Rylant portrays a variety of different kinds of whales species, including blue, humpback, beluga, sperm, narwhal, and fin whales. The media used in this piece appears to be acrylic paint […]

Written by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Harvey Stevenson In The Ticky-Tacky Doll, Rylant tells us the story of a little girl, who like many of us and our students, are nervous to go to school for the first time. This little girl has a beloved doll that her Grandmama made for her from sewing scraps. […]