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When Caroline Kennedy published The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
in 2001, the book became a national bestseller. "The most unexpected part of publishing that book," she says, "was how many people spoke and wrote to me about sharing the same poems in their own families."
That grassroots response inspired Caroline Kennedy to create an anthology for families, drawing from the poems her own family cherished. A Family of Poems is the spectacular result: more than one hundred poems, from five continents, illustrated with sumptuous watercolors by Jon J Muth.
Her work in the New York City Public Schools has made Caroline Kennedy keenly aware of how great the role poetry can play in the minds and hearts of young people. A Family of Poems offers children and families a single beautiful volume that will spark a love of language and verse that will last a lifetime.
Caroline Kennedy has chosen a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems to include in this priceless collection. With thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself, and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon J Muth, this collection is sure to become a family favorite for years to come.
Bestselling editor and author Caroline Kennedy's rich collection of family poems. Over 300,000 Copies Sold
Caroline Kennedy has curated a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems to include in this priceless selection. With thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself, and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon J Muth, this collection has become a family favorite. Caroline has edited several other bestselling titles, including Profiles in Courage for Our Time and A Patriot's Handbook.
Drawing from the poems her own family cherished, Caroline Kennedy presents this volume of more than 100 selections from all continents, offering children and their parents a priceless treasury that will spark a love of language and verse that will last a lifetime. Features an Introduction by Kennedy.
About the Author
Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the New York Times
bestselling The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
, A Patriot's Handbook
, and Profiles in Courage for Our Time
, and the co-author of The Right to Privacy
and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
Jon J Muth's watercolor art has been characterized as "quietly life-changing" by the New York Times. An award-winning illustrator of books for children, Jon J Muth lives with his family in Hudson, New York.