And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from Everyone

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Harpercollins, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 195 pages
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A collection of rhymes, poems and songs, some over three centuries old, that are a testament to the originality of the American language

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User Review  - Honanb - LibraryThing

Schwartz explains in this book that literary poetry is silently read and kept between a reader and the page, but folk poetry is meant to be performed. The poems in the collection are meant to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Meh. I like poetry collections like this (and so do my children), but wasn't a fan of the chapters on how to tease other kids and the negativity around school. Yeah, I'm not a fan of the school system ... Read full review



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Alvin Schwartz was born April 25, 1927.Schwartz began his career as a journalist, but, after the publication of his bestselling book A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues, he devoted himself to becoming a collector and arranger of folk wisdom, rhyme, and silliness. Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds.

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