JUST A HANDFUL: Poems of Rare and Endangered Wildlife


By Elizabeth Barchas (November, 1995)


HHM 105C - Cassette and illustrated poetry book (ISBN 0-9632621-5-7) - $10.95


Released in November of 1995, this recording is a distinctive and powerful collection of eight original poems and original piano music written and performed by a multi-talented teenager with keen concern for wildlife and ecology. This work is an inspiration to other youth for creative writing, science/environmental awareness, and wildlife preservation, as well as art and music. Includes poetry book written and illustrated by poet, and printed on recycled paper. Intended for ages 10 to adult, this 22 minute recording is accompanied by a 24 page illustrated poetry book. Its rich descriptive language and imagery could be used for more advanced ESL. 11 minutes are repeated on the second side.




The Book Reader, Spring, 1996: "This handful is a heart full of rare insight by a youngster determined to save wildlife."


Recommended by:

School Library Journal, November, 1996.

In The Groove, December, 1995


Approved by:

            New York City Public Schools, 1996

            Tucson Unified School District, October, 1996




Sockeye Salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka)


Gray Wolf (Canis lupis)


Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)


Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)


Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)


Snake River Physa Snail (Physa natricina)


Whooping Crane (Grus Americana)


Bison (Bison bison)


All poems and illustrations © 1994 Elizabeth Barchas

Sound Recording © 1995 Elizabeth Barchas


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