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Classic Poetry: An Illustratd Collection

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Publisher Comments:

An ideal gift book for children and adults, this beautiful keepsake volume is the essential collection of classic poetry.

Poetry provides the best introduction to the marvels of the English language. This volume, collected by award-winning author Michael Rosen, presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the seventeenth century to modern day — poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes — complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms. Paul Howard's full-color illustrations illuminate some of the most brilliant poems of the English-speaking world with stunning breadth and beauty. A book to be treasured, Classic Poetry belongs on every shelf — every child should know these poems and keep this book with them as they grow.

Review:

"Rosen also provides notes about the poems, notes on poetry and an index to first lines and titles. His collection is wonderful for students, homeschoolers, and poetry lovers of all ages." Children's Literature

Review:

"Somewhat eclectic in its selection, this collection is an inviting, durable introduction to a broad range of poetry." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Featuring poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes — complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms, this volume presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the 17th century to modern day. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

An ideal gift book for children and adults, this beautiful keepsake volume is the essential collection of classic poetry.

Poetry provides the best introduction to the marvels of the English language. This volume, collected by award-winning author Michael Rosen, presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the seventeenth century to modern day—poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes— complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms. Paul Howard's full-color illustrations illuminate some of the most brilliant poems of the English-speaking world with stunning breadth and beauty. A book to be treasured, Classic Poetry belongs on every shelf—every child should know these poems and keep this book with them as they grow.

About the Author

Paul Howard decided that his portraits would show the poets to be as young as possible without depicting them as children. The idea, he says, was to demonstrate "that you don't have to be a wrinkly old man to be a poet. It's a common image, but I wanted to make these poets an inspiration to young people, to show that you can be a poet at any age."

Michael Rosen says, "The idea behind this book is to show that great poems have been written by real people who lived in their own time and in their own place — and to offer new insights into poems, poets, and the relationships between them. It offers a springboard to children and adults wanting to find out more and explore the world of poetry."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564028907
Author:
Michael Rosen and Paul Howard
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Selected:
Rosen, Michael
Illustrator:
Howard, Paul
Editor:
Rosen, Michael
Author:
Rosen, Michael
Author:
Howard, Paul
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
American poetry (collections)
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children's poetry, English
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.47x7.96x.79 in. 2.05 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 160 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9781564028907 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rosen also provides notes about the poems, notes on poetry and an index to first lines and titles. His collection is wonderful for students, homeschoolers, and poetry lovers of all ages."
"Review" by , "Somewhat eclectic in its selection, this collection is an inviting, durable introduction to a broad range of poetry."
"Synopsis" by , Featuring poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes — complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms, this volume presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the 17th century to modern day. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , An ideal gift book for children and adults, this beautiful keepsake volume is the essential collection of classic poetry.

Poetry provides the best introduction to the marvels of the English language. This volume, collected by award-winning author Michael Rosen, presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the seventeenth century to modern day—poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes— complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms. Paul Howard's full-color illustrations illuminate some of the most brilliant poems of the English-speaking world with stunning breadth and beauty. A book to be treasured, Classic Poetry belongs on every shelf—every child should know these poems and keep this book with them as they grow.

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