by Katya Romanoff Translated by Svetlana Mitchell, Illustrated by Anna Zakashansky-Zverev



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/9/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 20
ISBN : 9781466945319
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781466945302

About the Book

The poem “Meeting of the Seasons” conveys a philosophical message of an ultimate victory of youth and life over decay and death, employing universal metaphorical characters of the seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring—depicted as four powerful women. The seasons represent different stages in any life cycle. The poem asserts that even though winter, summer, and autumn are all powerful and beautiful, and their powers should be acknowledged. Spring does something revolutionary and vital. Spring is the season that awakens nature from its winter sleep, reviving and rejuvenating all living things on earth. It is the most inspiring season. Within the poem, spring is representative of youth in one’s life, and, therefore, is the strongest and most victorious of the four seasons. This poem is intended for children ages eight to fourteen and is accompanied by original-colored illustrations.

About the Author

Katya Romanoff is originally from Russia and has been living in the United Stated since 1999. She is a graduate of Tyumen State University, Russia, and has been teaching English as a second language in public schools in Connecticut since 2004. Katya published her first collection of poems in 2010 entitled On the Wings of Time. She lives with her family in North Haven, Connecticut.