Animal Poems

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John Hollander
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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The writers include Blake, Dickinson, Tennyson, Yeats, Wordsworth, and Keats. The captivating paintings by Simona Mulazanni make every page a delight. And the subject—animals, big and small, wild and tame— has an irresistible appeal to children. William Blake’s “The Tyger” burns bright in the lush image that accompanies the verse. Hillaire Belloc pays tribute to an elephant in a short, witty stanza accompanied by an adorable picture of the creature sitting on a small wood stool. Among the other poems are Marianne Moore’s “A Jellyfish” and Edward Lear’s charming, songlike “The Owl and the Pussycat.”
A Selection of Scholastic Book Clubs.

John Hollander has written A Crackling of Thorns (chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets), as well as literary criticism and children’s books. He has served as editor for many poetry collections, among them An Anthology of Poems for Young People (with Harold Bloom). He is currently the Sterling Professor of English at Yale.

Simona Mulazanni is a successful and much loved children’s book artist in Italy.

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User Review  - Rebecca90 - LibraryThing

Summary: This book has poems about animals from different authors such as Robert Frost's "The Oven Bird" on page thirteen. Poems are also accompanied by John Hollander's summary of the poem and/or ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The newest volume in the Poetry for Young People series continues the format; Hollander gathers 34 short selections on a common theme—here, real animals, as opposed to the imaginary sort—and ... Read full review


Introduction John Hollander 4
The Frog and the Mouse Anonymous 20
How Doth the Little Crocodile Lewis Carroll 26

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John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

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