Rainbow in the sky

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Louis Untermeyer
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Aug 1, 1985 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 498 pages
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An anthology of over 500 poems primarily by American and English writers, including Keats, Longfellow, Robert Louis Stevenson, and David McCord.

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Contents

JUST JINGLES
5
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
14
IMPORTANT PEOPLE
20
RHYMES FOR A CHARM Elizabeth Coatsworth
34
EASY LESSONS
42
FROM FATHER GANDER llo Orleans
49
THE HOTTENTOT TOT Newman Levy
54
SHOEING SONGS
70
MORNING AT THE BEACH John Farrar
257
THE BABES IN THE WOOD Old Ballad
265
THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN Robert Browning
270
MEG MERRIUES John Keats
284
THE FROGS COURTIN Kentucky Mountain Song
291
THE QUEER SHIP Old Rhyme
299
LITTLE JOHN BOTTLEJOHN Laura E Richards
305
THE DEACONS MASTERPIECE Oliver Wendell Holmes
314

FROM A CHILDS GARDEN OF VERSES Robert Louis Stevenson
76
BOYS AND GIRLS OF LONG
89
Little Polly Flinders
95
WALTZING MICE David McCord
109
THE DREAM OF A BOY AT NINEELMS William Brighty Rands
115
THE THREE PETERS Molly Michaels
122
CHILDHOOD Louis Ginsberg
129
REBECCA Hilaire Belloc
136
TWENTYONE OLD RIDDLES
145
WHITER THAN WHITE Jonathan Swift
151
CURIOUS BUT TRUE Nancy Birchead
153
WINDS WEATHERS SEASONS CHARMS
159
THE CLOUD Percy Bysshe Shelley
165
APRIL RAIN Robert Loveman
171
NOVEMBER Thomas Hood
178
THE MONTHS Sara Coleridge
179
IN HEAVEN AND EARTH
189
DANDELIONS Sacheverell Sitwell
196
UPON A HILL John Keats
203
THE MOON Eliza Lee Follen
209
THE ROBIN
217
THE BROWN THRUSH Lucy Larcom
223
THE VULTURE Hilaire Belloc
229
THE CARELESS KITTENS Old Rhyme
235
ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG Oliver Goldsmith
239
SONG OF THE CAMELS Elizabeth Coatsworth
245
THE SPIDER A P Herbert
251
THE OWLCRITIC fames Thomas Fields
323
A LEGEND OF LAKE OKEEFINOKEE Laura E Richards
340
OLD NURSERY NONSENSE
351
QUEER QUATRAINS Gelett Burgess
357
MR LEAR Edward Lear
365
THE AKOND OF SWAT Edward Lear
373
THE WHITE KNIGHTS TALE Lewis Carroll
379
JABBERWOCKY Lewis Carroll
381
THE PEDDLERS CARAVAN William Brighty Rands
387
FAIRYS WANDERSONG William Shakespeare
393
ON NEW YEARS DAY
403
A RED RED ROSE Robert Burns
409
OLD ENGLISH SLUMBER SONGS
421
LULLABY Christina Rossetti
427
DAYS END Henry Newbolt
433
A LEGEND OF THE NORTHLAND Phoebe Cory
439
THE FOX AND THE GRAPES Joseph Lauren
445
RULES FOR THE ROAD Edwin Markham
452
A LESSON Christina Rossetti
456
INDEX OF AUTHORS INDEX OF TITLES INDEX OF FIRST LINES
471
AT THE GARDEN GATE David McCord
477
BRIARROSE Adapted by Louis Vntermeyer 410
478
FOREIGN CHILDREN Robert Louis Stevenson
479
SPRING RINGJINGLE Michael Lewis
482
UNDERNEATH THE CLOTHES M Nightingale
486
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About the author (1985)

Untermeyer is a poet, biographer and critic and also America's most creative anthologist. Born in New York City, he failed to graduate high school and taught himself music, art and literature. He became poet in residence at various universities, writer for the Office of War Information, editor of the Armed Services Editions, and, after World War II, editor for a leading record company. He was appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress for two years and was sent by the State Department to India, where he represented the United States at cultural conferences.

CLEMENT C. MOORE (1779-1863) is credited with writing the classic Christmas verse in 1822, as a gift to his family. First published in 1848, his beloved poem has brightened the holiday season ever since.
REGINALD BIRCH (1856-1943) illustrated more than a hundred books and thousands of articles and advertisements for magazines and newspapers. He is best known for his illustrations for Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Little Lord Fauntleroy."

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