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My poems: "Wolf Girl" &"Reflecting on Medusa"
Discover the world's diverse mythological creatures through the lens of 100 authors and illustrators. From Japan's nightmare-eating Baku to Bolivia's weather-weaving Acalica fairies. With 13 types of poems, this book is a useful resource for teachers, librarians and parents.
I wondered if readers knew that Medusa was an innocent, beautiful maiden until attacked, then turned into a gorgon. How would Medusa see herself after being victimized and physically transformed?
Themes: superficiality, injustice, retribution.
Mel teaches students about art including how the images for "Medusa" were made using a mix of photos, digital, and paper materials. She hid some da Vinci-inspired gnomes in the art; can you spot them?
More about Mel, https://melissamwai.com/.
On Halloween, Wolf Girl tricks everyone by showing up as herself to score some sweet treats. The poem style is Japanese fixed form tanka, syllabic structure of 5-7-5-7-7.
Illustrated by Robert Thibeault, https://teabowstudios.com/.
Christine's previous poetry publications were included in
various issues of Highlights and High Five magazines. An example of which is shown on the left.