Friday, November 30, 2012


Find "September" in A Child's Calendar, a collection of twelve of John Updike's poems that describes a child's journey through the seasons from January through December  (c. 1965).  Caldecott award winning artist Trina Schart Hyman illustrated the collection (c. 1999).


  1. Love the line: There is a mood of sweet suspense.
    All of the poems in this book truly capture the essence of each month.
    Thanks for posting them throughout the year.
    Merry Christmas Emily to you and your family!

  2. I love that line too! I agree, Updike truly captures the spirit of each month. I think he's pretty brilliant! And Schart's illustrations serve as the perfect compliment.

    Have a wonderful Christmas to you and yours too, Deb!