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Reading any great poem for the first time is always a thrilling discovery, even if it's only four lines long, and this collection brings together some of the best ever to read, memorize, or recite. Boys of all ages will enjoy reading poems catered specifically to them, whether it means discovering great heroes and dangerous animals, or simply laughing at pure nonsense and hilarious rhymes. The book is divided into seven sections: Animals, Fun to Read Aloud, Battlefields and Heroes, Things to Think About, Limericks, Tongue Twisters, Just for Laughs. 100 BEST POEMS FOR BOYS is a perfect introduction for those encountering poetry for the first time, but readers who grew up with poems will also cherish this treasury of classics.

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"This compilation of poems aimed at male readers provides an accessible footpath into the canon, with works from Emerson, Poe, Kipling, Dickinson, and Lear. Pockell provides insightful introductions to each topically organized section, which include 'Battlefields and Heroes,' the more open-ended 'Things to Think About' (featuring Frost's perennial 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'), and several humor-focused categories, such as limericks and tongue-twisters. A companion book, 100 Great Poems for Girls (available simultaneously), contains many of the same poems, while placing more emphasis on topics like 'Nature' and 'Imagination.' All ages. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Les Pockell lives in Westchester County, New York.

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Jane Carnall, February 14, 2011 (view all comments by Jane Carnall)
Good Lord.

Poetry is great. I learned to love poems on the edges of pages long before I was given my first anthology.

This is appalling. I'm disgusted at the publisher for thinking it up, and I'm horrified that someone who presumably had a respect for a child's ability to enjoy verse was made to go along with it, no doubt by extreme penury.

The notion of "Poems for girls" and "poems for boys" is *poisonous*. This anthology has rather fewer women writers than the pink anthology for boys, but in this instance even complaining that the choosing of the writers had a sexist bias is a secondary complaint beyond the awful, horrible, no-good, truly bad idea of encouraging kids to think of some poems as "for boys" and some "for girls".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446563826
Author:
Pockell, Leslie
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
General
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.75 in 0.47 lb

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Product details 256 pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446563826 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This compilation of poems aimed at male readers provides an accessible footpath into the canon, with works from Emerson, Poe, Kipling, Dickinson, and Lear. Pockell provides insightful introductions to each topically organized section, which include 'Battlefields and Heroes,' the more open-ended 'Things to Think About' (featuring Frost's perennial 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'), and several humor-focused categories, such as limericks and tongue-twisters. A companion book, 100 Great Poems for Girls (available simultaneously), contains many of the same poems, while placing more emphasis on topics like 'Nature' and 'Imagination.' All ages. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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