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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Peter Schulenburg  

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-- Peter Schulenburg on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=peter+schulenburg


Illinois Connection

Peter lives in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library

I'm Gonna Raise a Ruckus
ISBN: 1933449446

Nightengale Press. 2007

Peter Schulenburg, the award-winning poet's newest book, I'm Gonna Raise a Ruckus, contains the same whimsy, charm, and child's point of view that his first book of poems, Inside Our Fridge contained and so much more. The giggles and laughs that had Reader Views saying, "Not only are they (the poems) so much fun to read and laugh at, but . . . the illustrations added to the fun and the laughter." I'm Gonna Raise a Ruckus has poems that will make you snicker and laugh about sisters, brothers, moms, and dads

as well as a few monsters who lurk, and some witches and warlocks who have cast magic spells, and all sorts of animals doing the most absurd and funny things. Dave Quandt's and Jessica Berger's illustrations litter the book with more giggles and grins and put the finishing touches on the humorous people and situations that Peter Schulenburg's poems introduce to us. So join Peter Schulenburg as he prances down the road of silliness with his friends straight into the heart of Laughter.

I Am a Pie Rat
ISBN: 1933449691

Nightengale Press. 2008

The award-winning poet Peter Schulenburg's newest book, I AM A PIE RAT contains the same whimsy and charm as his previous two books. I AM A PIE RAT is great reading for any family who likes to giggle and laugh out loud. The giggles and laughs that had Reader's Views saying, "Not only are they (the poems) so much fun to read and laugh at, but . . . the illustrations added to the fun and laughter." I AM A PIE RAT contains poems that will make you snicker and laugh about brothers and sisters, your mom and your dad and one stormy king who is rather bad. With poems about spaceships and keys in your car and sighting sea donkeys which is quite bizarre. Dave Quandt's and Jessica Berger's illustrations litter the book with more giggles and grins to put the finishing touches on the humorous people and situations you'll find in Peter Schulenburg's poems. So, join Peter Schulenburg as he prances down the road of silliness with his friends straight into the heart of Laughter.

Inside Our Fridge
ISBN: 1933449020

Nightengale Press. 2005

Peter Schulenburg takes whimsy, adds a healthy dose of charm, stirs in a child's view and spices the recipe with easily acquired rhythm and rhyme. The result? Each poem brings on a cheery case of the giggles. What better way to introduce children to poetry? Perhaps they will love it- most surely they will. Illustrations by Dave Quandt and Kurt Schulenburg capture the eye and the heart. These wonderful drawings spark the power of imagination which has already been activated by each verse. They lead the mind to a higher plane of thought, highlighting the already bold combination of humor and language so expertly blended into each poem. Smile as you open this book to savor the delicacies contained herein. Bring your inner child to life and makes friends with your own children in a rare and delightful way. Read these poems aloud together. Look around your own house and find the silliness that resides there. Encourage your children to write about and draw what they see. Join Peter Schulenburg in his observation of life through a child's eye view, and who knows? You may discover a poet in yourself, too.


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