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The cornerstone series that has sold more than a million copies--and earned lavish critical acclaim.
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"It is particularly heartening to come upon... The Poetry for Young People Series [which] should be commended for recognizing that secure stepping stones hold infinitely more hope than forced marches."--Washington Post Book World
"Satisfies in every way."--School Library Journal
"Engaging...both informs and intrigues."--Booklist
"Nothing short of breathtaking."--Parents
With its blend of poetic brilliance and exquisite art, the Poetry for Young People series has won the admiration of critics, educators, children, and parents alike. Every breathtaking volume in this celebrated best-selling collection features an introduction to each poem, full-page images, annotations that define unfamiliar vocabulary, and fascinating biographical information.
John N Serio, editor of Poetry for Young People: Wallace Stevens, and Robert Crockett, illustrator of Poetry for Young People: William Carlos Williams have combined talents to create an absolutely charming and appealing anthology--and one that teachers will joyfully welcome in the classroom, parents to their homes, and childrento their reading and listening enjoyment. With works by such poets as Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and Nikki Giovanni, plus a haiku for every season, it spans the year exquisitely. The superb, yet always child-friendly, images make this a volume not to be missed.
and#147;Spacious format; a wide variety of poems; and colorful, interpretive illustrations.and#8221;and#151;School Library Journal. and#147;The format is admirable: a handsome sampler of poems, with a short introductory essay, unfamiliar words briefly defined in footnotes, and a few prefatory sentences for each poem to establish context and aid interpretation. Thirteen of Poeand#8217;s more accessible poems appear here, including and#145;The Raven,and#8217; and#145;The Bells,and#8217; and#145;Eldorado,and#8217; and and#145;Annabel Lee.and#8217; and#8221;and#151;Kirkus Reviews.
"Gr. 5 Up...spacious format; a wide variety of poems; and colorful, interpretive illustrations...."--SLJ. "The format is admirable: a handsome sampler of poems, with a short introductory essay, unfamiliar words briefly defined in footnotes, and a few prefatory sentences for each poem to establish context and aid interpretation. 13 of Poe's more accessible poems appear here, including The Raven,' The Bells,' Eldorado,' and Annabel Lee.'...concludes with passages from short stories that highlight Poe's mastery of prose....Cobleigh provides atmospheric art: an arresting picture of The Raven,' a cadaverous ghoul in The Bells,' and a depiction of the narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart' as a deranged Wee Willy Winky."--Kirkus Reviews. ". . . creepy, unnerving, chilling, and fascinating. . ."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
Includes more than 35 of Dickinson's best loved poems, including "I'm nobody, who are you?" and "I started early, took my dog." "The choice of...Emily Dickinson is a good one....Chi Chung's illustrations...are precise and sometimes whimsical....Attractive and inviting....will give young readers something special."--Quill and Quire. "Bolin's four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinson's odd life style and creative productivity....prettily colored watercolors."--LJ. "...footnotes glossing antiquated diction are well-handled and the precis on Dickinson's church-hymnal metric is a model of its kind."--Washington Post. ". . . shot through with magical charm and graceful beauty . . ."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
About the Author
Frances Schoonmaker Bolin is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Preservice Program in Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Along with Emily Dickinson, she edited Carl Sandburg in our Poetry for Young People series. Bolin lives in New York City.
Chi Chung's illustrations have been published in numerous children's books, including Lucky New Year! by Mary Man-Kong (Golden Books). She lives in New York City.
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