Child's Anthology of Poetry

ISBN-10: 0880013788
ISBN-13: 9780880013789
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Description: The simple pleasures of reading and listening to poetry are unforgettable memories of childhood, and, for young minds, poetry is the gateway to an interest in language and storytelling. By bringing together essential classic children's poems with  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The simple pleasures of reading and listening to poetry are unforgettable memories of childhood, and, for young minds, poetry is the gateway to an interest in language and storytelling. By bringing together essential classic children's poems with the best of modern and contemporary international poetry, A Child's Anthology of Poetry is a delightful and indispensable introduction to literature and life for the young reader.From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson, this collection emphasizes the fun and diversity of poetry, providing readers with a wellrounded, inclusive selection of poets. With the guidance of a special advisory board of esteemed poets-Deborah Digges, Gerald Early, Louise Glick, Jorle Graham, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, Maxine Kumin, Cynthia MacDonald, William Matthews, Thylias Moss, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Rosenstock, and Mark Strand-the editors have fashioned a volume that encourages parents not to underestimate the ability of their children to understand and absorb the music of the written word, a volume that will come to be treasured for a lifetime by generations of readers.Featuring artwork by Tom Pohrt, the wellknown illustrator of Crow and Weasel, and including favorite poems such as William Blake's "The Tyger" and Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" as well as more recent classics such as Elizabeth Bishop's "Sestina and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz," A Child's Anthology of Poetry is full of surprises and lyric charm.

Introduction
Hiding
The Creation
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Song for a Young Girl's Puberty Ceremony
Song for the Sun That Disappeared behind the Rainclouds
A Visit from Mr. Fox
Do you carrot all for me?
Monday's Child Is Fair of Face
Mr. Nobody
I Shall Not Pass This Way Again
Somebody's Mother
The Cats of Kilkenny
The Cowboy's Lament
Good Sportsmanship
Pachycephalosaurus
Song Form
It would melt
The old pond
The Frog
The Witch of Willowby Wood
The Gingerbread Man
The Ball Poem
The Fish
Cirque d'Hiver
Sestina
Piping down the Valleys
The Shepherd
The Tyger
The Little Black Boy
The Divine Image
spring equinox
Hunchback Girl: She Thinks of Heaven
A Red, Red Rose
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here
A tethered horse
I go
That snail
The Destruction of Sennacherib
So, We'll Go No More a Roving
The Castle in the Fire
The Crocodile
Father William
Jabberwocky
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Little Trotty Wagtail
Swift Things Are Beautiful
The Garden Year
I saw a man pursuing the horizon
Incident
Heritage
in Just-spring
maggie and milly and molly and may
anyone lived in a pretty how town
Souvenir of the Ancient World
Looking for Poetry
The Elephant
Some One
The Ride-by-Nights
The New Suit
I met a King this afternoon!
There is no frigate like a book
I'm nobody! Who are you?
"Hope" is the thing with feathers
A narrow Fellow in the Grass
The morns are meeker than they were
I never saw a moor
A bird came down the walk
Freedom
Hold Fast Your Dreams
America
Macavity: The Mystery Cat
Over the Garden Wall
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Little Boy Blue
General Store
Skyscrapers
A Summer Morning
Something Told the Wild Geese
Some People
Bouquets
Mending Wall
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Road Not Taken
Dust of Snow
Mice
A Short Story
Mr. Lizard Is Crying
Silly Song
Plowing: A Memory
I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child
The Dance
The Reminder
The Man He Killed
The New Toy
The Oxen
Those Winter Sundays
Blackberry-Picking
Scaffolding
Napoleon
God's Grandeur
Pied Beauty
To an Athlete Dying Young
When I Was One-and-Twenty
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
The Sea Gypsy
Miss Blues'es Child
Mother to Son
My Brother Bert
Roger the Dog
Abou Ben Adhem
Don't worry, spiders
Don't kill that fly!
Under the evening moon
For you fleas too
Even with insects
Climb Mount Fuji
Mosquito at my ear
Bats
Autumn Evening
Hurt Hawks
Minnows
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Mother's Nerves
Trees
The House with Nobody in It
Crying
Saint Francis and the Sow
Daybreak
The Way through the Woods
If -
The Idea of Ancestry
Snake
The Owl and the Pussycat
Viewing the Waterfall at Mount Lu
The Children's Hour
The Day Is Done
The Village Blacksmith
Paul Revere's Ride
Sea Fever
In Flanders Fields
Spring in New Hampshire
The Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee
How to Eat a Poem
Fly
The Last One
Afternoon on a Hill
First Fig
Recuerdo
Encounter
The Sun
A Visit from St. Nicholas
A Jelly-Fish
I May, I Might, I Must
Child's Song
The Minstrel Boy
Animal Crackers
The Plumpuppets
The Wonder
Experiment Degustatory
The Parsnip
Adventures of Isabel
The Pit Ponies
Daddy Fell into the Pond
The Highwayman
What I Tell Him
Try, Try Again
Snow Is Falling
Exclamation
from The Bed Book
Giraffe
Annabel Lee
The Raven
The Bells
Eldorado
In a Station of the Metro
The Little Box
The Spaghetti Nut
Homework! Oh, Homework!
Little Orphant Annie
Richard Cory
Miniver Cheevy
The Lady and the Bear
The Bat
The Sloth
My Papa's Waltz
The Meadow Mouse
The Monotony Song
Caterpillar
Who Has Seen the Wind?
Precious Stones
Remember
What Is Pink?
Transformations
Ballad of Orange and Grape
The Message of the Rain
Fog
Buffalo Dusk
Lochinvar
The Cremation of Sam McGee
Lobster
Ozymandias
Sick
Stone
Great Infirmities
A Theory
Fork
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
Good and Bad Children
The Land of Story Books
My Shadow
The Land of Counterpane
The Swing
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
The Falling Star
The Eagle
Charge of the Light Brigade
The Brook
Songs
Sweet and Low
Casey at the Bat
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Fern Hill
A Shooting Star
The Owl
First Thanksgiving of All
America for Me
How Doth the Little Busy Bee
Chairs in Snow
O Captain! My Captain!
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Barbara Frietchie
This Is Just to Say
Poem
The Red Wheelbarrow
Spring and All
When I Grow Up
Choosing Shoes
Written in March
My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
Daffodils
The Kitten at Play
A Blessing
Escape
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
To a Squirrel at Kyle-Na-No
The Song of Wandering Aengus
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Epitaph for a Concord Boy
Index of Poems

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