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Publisher Comments:

He was the finest modern poet in the English language--plus a playwright, theatre manager, politician, and passionate believer in supernatural. William Butler Yeats' writing captures all the magic and mystery of his native Ireland, and here are some 26 of his finest, most mesmerizing verses. In "The Stolen Child," fairies come in the night to entice a boy away forever to "where the wave of moonlight glosses the dim grey sands with light." Yeats claimed that a Greek folk song inspired "The Song of Wandering Aengus": the excerpt here follows Aengus on his quest to locate an enchanted girl. Visions of a fierce and terrible battle-where "unknown perishing armies beat about my ears"--emerge in "The Valley of the Black Pig," all seen in a dream. Matching the beauty of Yeats' written images are a series of exquisite and evocative paintings, which range from panoramic natural landscapes to compelling portraits of characters both human and fantastic. And, as always, this acclaimed series features fascinating biographical information, introductions to each verse, and full annotations that define difficult unfamiliar vocabulary.

Synopsis:

“A well-researched biographical introduction...26 works, many of which reflect the mystery and beauty of Yeatss native Ireland. A dramatic painting of a rocky Sligo coast accompanies ‘The Meditation of the Old Fisherman.”—Publishers Weekly. “Beautiful paintings, many full page, show landscapes, people, and animals referred to in the selections. An impressive introduction to this Nobel Prize winner.”—School Library Journal.

Synopsis:

Selected works by William Butler Yeats appear alongside original artwork depicting the major themes of the poems.

Table of Contents

  1. Sad shepherd
  2. Stolen child
  3. Meditation of the old fisherman
  4. Lake Isle of Innisfree
  5. To some I have talked with by the fire
  6. Hosting of the sidhe
  7. Fish
  8. Song of wandering Aengus
  9. Valley of the black pig
  10. He wishes for the cloths of heaven
  11. Fiddler of Dooney
  12. Old men admiring themselves in the water
  13. At Galway races
  14. Running to paradise
  15. To a child dancing in the wind
  16. Coat
  17. Wild swans at Coole
  18. Irish airman foresees his death
  19. Balloon of the mind
  20. To a squirrel at Kyle-na-no
  21. Hawk
  22. Cat and the moon
  23. Two songs of a fool
  24. Second coming
  25. Sailing to Byzantium
  26. Stare's nest by my window.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806966151
Editor:
Allison, Jonathan
Author:
Harrington, Glenn
Editor:
Allison, Jonathan
Author:
Yeats, William Butler
Author:
Allison, Jonathan
Publisher:
Sterling
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry, English
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-NON-FICTION
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Poetry for Young People
Series Volume:
no. 02-01
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
08-UP

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“A well-researched biographical introduction...26 works, many of which reflect the mystery and beauty of Yeatss native Ireland. A dramatic painting of a rocky Sligo coast accompanies ‘The Meditation of the Old Fisherman.”—Publishers Weekly. “Beautiful paintings, many full page, show landscapes, people, and animals referred to in the selections. An impressive introduction to this Nobel Prize winner.”—School Library Journal.
"Synopsis" by , Selected works by William Butler Yeats appear alongside original artwork depicting the major themes of the poems.
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