New Collection of Poetry Embraces the Fun of Youth

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Author Joan Field’s “A Year of Fun and Fantasy” offers adults and children enjoyable, emotional verse

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Joan Field’s “A Year of Fun and Fantasy: Poetry That's Silly and Serious for all Kinds of Kids” (published by iUniverse) is a new collection of whimsical poetry that will appeal to children ages 8 years and up.

Field, a grandmother who reflects on her own experiences to write poetry, inspires enjoyment and creativity in young minds as she tailors each poem to the experiences and activities of childhood.

“A Year of Fun and Fantasy” includes animated verse about new and lucky sneakers, summer baseball games, playful rabbits, soft kitties, squiggly worms and boring rainy days. “Everyone has treasured experience from their childhoods,” Field says. “It is always fun to be reminded of these precious times.”

“In today’s society, where, perhaps, more families live farther apart and are busier than ever just making a living,” Field says, “special times should be treasured more than ever. Here, in this book, we have a way to emphasize what is still, and always will be, an important time of life.”

Parents and teachers alike will enjoy reading this beautifully-illustrated compilation out loud to children. The verses and accompanying artwork will inspire smiles among both the young and the not-so-young who remember the carefree days of their own childhoods.

“Inside and out, backyard or park, imagination and fun can be found everywhere.”

About the Author
Joan Field is married with three children and three stepchildren, all grown, plus eight grandchildren. Among them, Avery Field, age 8, assisted her in choosing poems for this book. She has enjoyed – and still enjoys – being an active part of their lives.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebook on Twitter.


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