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Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry for Young People)by Brod Bagert
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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.
Well-known for his spine-tingling, spooky stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also a master at writing haunting, deliciously macabre poems. Children will enjoy 13 of his versesand#8212;including two of Poe's most famous, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee"and#8212;along with excerpts from eight of his most popular tales, such as and#8220;The Tell-Tale Heart,and#8221; and#8220;The Pit and the Pendulum,and#8221; and and#8220;The Cask of Amontillado.and#8221;
About the Author
Editor Brod Bagert lives in New Orleans, LA. He is a writer whose poems are written for children to perform. His 15 books of poetry include Shout: Little Poems that Roar; Giant Children; and School Fever (all Dial Books for Young Readers). Brod tours 30 weeks of the year to entertain audiences with poetry, and has visited Asia, Europe, and South America.
Illustrator Carolynn Cobleigh lives in New York City. She received her degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts.
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