[blindkid] Fwd: NBP-Announce: Hailstones... Now downloadable!

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Apr 8 04:42:25 UTC 2010


>From: "Tony Grima" <agrima at nbp.org>
>To: <nbp at nbp.org>
>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:44:19 -0400
>Subject: NBP-Announce: Hailstones... Now downloadable!
>
>Thanks to a wonderful customer suggestion, you can now read "Hailstones
>and Halibut Bones" as an eBraille download! (The print/braille book is
>also still available, of course.)
>
>Mary O'Neill's unique book is about colors that can be heard, touched,
>and smelled. Originally published in 1961, it has become a classic, at
>twice the length of most children's books.
>
>O'Neill explores 12 different colors in 12 poems. Each series of poems
>relates to a color, "What Is Green," "What Is Gold... Red... Blue," and
>so forth.
>
>         Blue is a heron, a sapphire ring,
>         You can smell blue in many a thing:
>         Gentian and larkspur, Forget-me-nots, too.
>         And if you listen, you can hear blue
>         In wind over water....
>
>"After more than twenty-five years, the poems, like colors, still sing.
>Kudos to Doubleday for letting Hailstones continue to live."
>- School Library Journal
>
>
>Hailstones and Halibut Bones
>Print/braille edition OR downloadable eBraille edition, $9.95
>In contracted braille
>Ages 8 and up
>Order either version of this book at
>http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/BC1003-HAILSTONE.html
>
>
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