Synopses & Reviews
Poetry can be fun-especially when we can read it, hear it, and discover its many delights with the help of cartoon character Professor Driscoll, delightful illustrations, and the poetry read aloud on CD.
This wide-ranging journey through the history and highlights of the world's poetry covers everything from epics and odes to nonsense verse and haikus, and is filled with examples of every style.
The multimedia package encourages children to listen, read, and learn-and opens the door to a lifetime of appreciation of a rich literary tradition.
It painlessly introduces kids (and parents, too) to the greatest poets in history, from Homer and Shakespeare to Robert Frost and Ogden Nash-and provides excellent examples of their work and commentary on what makes it so special. In short, this is a galloping tour through poetic history loaded with all of our most significant and beloved poems. In addition to charming illustrations on every lively page, A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO POETRY contains a full-length CD with wonderful renditions of the poems read by professional actors.
This wide-ranging journey through the history and highlights of the world's poetry covers everything from odes and epics to nonsense verse and haikus. The book encourages children to listen, read, and learn. Full color illustrations.
An illustrated tour through the delightful world of poetry, and its curious and sometimes eccentric authors. The full colour hardback book features 64 poets and many different types of poetry; an accompanying full length audio CD features each of the 64 poems read by two professional voice actors. An identical package to the very successful 'Story of the Orchestra'.
About the Author
Michael Driscoll is a reporter for the Martinsburg Journal in West Virginia, and has written for Reuters and the Associated Press. He's a former editor at Black Dog and Leventhal, where he worked on a wide range of titles, including the State Shapes series, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, and Photo Oops. Driscoll studied poetry at Emory University in Atlanta, and has been a poetry afficionado ever since.Illustrator Meredith Hamilton has drawn and painted for numerous companies including Visa International, W. W. Norton and Doubleday. She was an art director at Newsweek, and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her whimsical illustrations have been used in television ads, animations and books, including The Story of the Orchestra, A Childand#8217;s Introduction to Poetryand A Childand#8217;s Introduction to the Night Sky. She lives with her two children and husband in Brooklyn, New York.