Holidays Amaze

by Karen Petit



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/22/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781973636847
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781973636854
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781973636861

About the Book

The left shoe angrily kicked the right shoe’s heel;
it wanted to step into its space ideal
instead of being forced to move sideways
and switch its preplanned straight path into a maze.

In the narrative poem “The Joys of Learning on Graduation Day,” two shoes have stage rage. Like these shoes, we may occasionally want only a single straight path. Most times, though, the mazes of our lives completely amaze us. Especially on a holiday or a celebration, we love having the freedom to choose our way amid diverse pathways.

Holidays Amaze has different kinds of poetry: maze poems, prayer poems, shaped poems, sonnets, and narratives. The varied poems are enhanced by Christian content, historic elements, dream/reality sections, and amazing interactions among family members, friends, and animals. In Holidays Amaze, success often happens, such as with resolutions on New Year’s Day, an unblocked writer’s block, a reduction of anxiety, and a decrease in impatience while waiting in line.

Multimodal elements add to the amazing content of Holidays Amaze. Images are visible in the mazes, photos, metaphors, formats, shapes, and icons. Aural components can be heard in the rhythms, rhymes, alliteration, and other sound elements.

About the Author

In addition to being the author of Holidays Amaze, Dr. Karen Petit ( is the author of four Christian novels with suspenseful action: Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, and Unhidden Pilgrims. Petit received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in English from the University of Rhode Island. She loves to write, in addition to helping others to write. This author teaches English courses and is the writing center coordinator at the Community College of Rhode Island.