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Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems (99 Edition)

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American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium. Some of the best of these poems, however, have been neglected or forgotten.

This collection, edited by acclaimed children's author and poet Donald Hall, returns the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. Featuring some of the best of children's book illustration-including archival selections from rare and early editions and pictures from now defunct 19th- and early-20th-century children's magazines-this anthology revives not only the classic poems but also the atmosphere of the periods in which they were written and read.

Starting with anonymous Native American verses and a selection from the 1727 New England Primer, "Alphabet," this book spans two centuries of American children's poetry. Immediately recognizable names, including Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and T. S. Eliot are joined by talented contemporary poets like Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Janet S. Wong, and others. Perennial favorites-such as "The Three Little Kittens" and "Casey at the Bat"-are mixed in with new classics, such as Shel Silverstein's "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out." Poems about holidays appear with verses for recitation, nursery rhymes, poems for laughter, bedtime verses, scary poems, and animal poems. In recognition of America's diverse nature, the selections in this anthology reflect a variety of backgrounds and experiences. From anonymous African-American poets we step forward through the ages to admire the talents of Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, and Francisco X. Alarcón. Children will love discovering these gems, and both parents and teachers will delight in reading to children from this book.

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Now in paperback comes a magnificent anthology that returns to readers the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. It starts with anonymous Native American verses and spans two centuries of poetry by such luminaries as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T.S. Eliot, and a host of contemporary poets. 75 illustrations, 20 in color.

About the Author

Donald Hall is the author of many children's favorites, including The Ox-Cart Man (a Caldecott Medal winner), I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat and Lucy's Summer, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America (OUP, 1985). He has also written a dozen books of poetry, most recently Without. He lives on a farm in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195145786
Editor:
Hall, Donald
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Hall, Donald
Author:
null, Donald
Author:
Hall, Donald
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | Anthologies
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry
Series Volume:
no. 183
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 color and 30 b/w halftones
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.94x8.01x.31 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
06-12

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback comes a magnificent anthology that returns to readers the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. It starts with anonymous Native American verses and spans two centuries of poetry by such luminaries as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T.S. Eliot, and a host of contemporary poets. 75 illustrations, 20 in color.

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