Piping down the valleys wild: poetry for the young of all ages

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 13, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 247 pages
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The classic poetry treasury in a fresh new edition includes poems by Robert Frost, Karla Kushin, e.e. cummings, T.S. Elliot, W.B. Yeats, and Edward Lear.

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Review: Piping Down the Valleys Wild

User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading Nancy Larrick's anthology, Piping Down the Valleys Wild. This book contains hundreds of poems by a wide variety of authors and is filled with the type of beautiful poetry that ... Read full review

Review: Piping Down the Valleys Wild

User Review  - Jess Michaelangelo - Goodreads

Re-reading this book always takes me back to my childhood. I can still remember the day I bought this from the bookstore with my saved-up allowance. This was one of the first books, along with those ... Read full review

Contents

Spring KARLA KUSKIN
3
The Little Whistler Frances frost
9
Flying kaye starbird
16
Sing a song of laughter
22
J like it when its mizzly
38
Snow Toward Evening melville cane
44
Some say the sun is a golden earring
50
October Magic myra cohn Livingston
64
J heard a bird sing
128
Dear Father margaret wise brown
140
The Squirrel author unknown
141
The Bat Theodore roethke
147
Prayer for Reptiles Patricia hubbell
153
I think I could turn and live with animals
159
A Boys Place rose burgunder
162
Roads RACHEL FIELD
168

The Gnome harry behn
70
Keep Three Wishes Ready annette wynne
76
J chanced to meet
92
The Animal Store rachel field
106
Cats ELEANOR FAR J EON
112
The Old Woman Beatrix potter
118
A gigantic beauty of a stallion walt whitman
124
I believe a leaf of grass walt whitman
174
The city spreads its wings
188
1 was one of the children told
196
A dozen dreams to dance to you
220
The Secret Song margaret wise brown
222
Acknowledgments 230
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About the author (1999)

Nancy Larrick is a distinguished educator, author, and editor. She has written numerous books and articles for parents and teachers, including the classic A Parent's Guide to Children's Reading. She lives in Winchester, Virginia.

Ellen Raskin is an artist of exceptional ability whose talent is heightened by a remarkably imaginative sense of humor. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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