Spring: A Haiku Story

Illustrated by Malcah Zeldis.
Greenwillow, 1996.

“…a unique anthology that strings together 14 translations of the 17-syllable poems, one per page, to tell the story of a pastoral walk in early spring…The effect of this constant renewal, page after page, is in keeping not only with the creative energy of spring but with the ancestry of the haiku in linked-verse poetry…a fine introduction to haiku…” THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“Shannon provides a helpful introduction to haiku that gives readers entry into this art form and into the 14 poems included in this volume, which is arranged to suggest a walk in early spring.” BOOK LINKS

“The selector and the artist seem to have made a definite effort to contrast what is commonly thought of as the delicate art of haiku with the firmly based-in-America visual impact of the book…With its selections and bold paintings, Spring, underlines haiku’s strength and robust qualities, beckoning readers to try their hand at it, too.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL