An Illustrated Treasury of Read-aloud Poems for Young People: More Than 100 of the World's Best-loved Poems for Parent and Child to Share
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
A collections of poetry in such categories as "Meet the Family," "Nature's people," " Just me," and "Laughing lyrics." Children of all ages can enjoy the wonder and excitement of poetry. From nursery rhymes to lullabies to nonsense songs, children develop a love of verse and an appreciation for its rhythm and cadence at a very young age. An Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People will continue to enrich a child's world and introduce her or him to some of the most beloved poems of all time. Each poem has been selected with care to appeal to the sensibility of a child and to reflect the widest and most diverse range possible of style and subject matter. Here you will find classic poems from some of our most esteemed poets such as "The Tiger," by William Blake, "The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, "Who Has Seen the Wind?" by Christian Rossetti, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, and "The Bee" by Emily Dickinson. Also included are poems from renowned modern poets such as Maya Angelou, several selections from Robert Louis Stevenson and Hilaire Belloc (whose contributions to poetry especially for children is immense), as well as several poems that tell stories such as "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. Full-color and black and white illustrations adorn nearly every page adding a delightful touch to the already magical words. Arranged in chapters by subject including "Nature's People," "Meet the Family," "Just Me," "Friendship and Love," "Poetry of the Earth -- And Sky," and more, these poems are perfect for reading aloud to a child at bedtime, to a group of listeners, or when special words are needed to capture a special moment. This memorable collection offers inspiring, imaginative, funny, sad, and thoughtful verse for childhood and beyond.
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