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A Child's Anthology of Poetry

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780880013789
Author(s): Elizabeth Hauge Sword
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2006
Publisher: Ecco Press
Dimensions: 163 x 243 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 344
Pages: 9-12

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This tenth-anniversary reissue of a timeless collection celebrates the joys of poetry for children of all ages. Bringing together essential classic children's poems with the best of modern and contemporary international poetry, "A Child's Anthology of Poetry" is an indispensable introduction to literature and life for the young reader.

The simple pleasures of reading and listening to poetry are unforgettable memories of childhood, and, for young minds, poetry is the gateway to an interest in language and storytelling. From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson, this collection emphasizes the fun and diversity of poetry, providing readers with a well-rounded, inclusive selection of poets. With the guidance of a special advisory board of esteemed poets—Deborah Digges, Gerald Early, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, Maxine Kumin, Cynthia MacDonald, William Matthews, Thylias Moss, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Rosenstock, and Mark Strand—the editors have fashioned a delightful volume that encourages parents not to underestimate their children's ability to appreciate the music of the written word. It is a volume that will be treasured by generations of readers.

Featuring artwork by Tom Pohrt, the well-known illustrator of "Crow and Weasel," and including favorite poems such as William Blake's "The Tyger" and Lewis Carroll& Please click here to ask a question
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