Child's Introduction to Poetry Listen While You Learn about the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry

ISBN-10: 1579122825

ISBN-13: 9781579122829

Edition: 2003 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton, Meredith Hamilton

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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.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 5/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 10.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Michael Driscoll is the author of A Child's Introduction to Poetry and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky (both Parent's Choice Award winners). He is currently a staff editor at the New York Daily News.

Introducing Professor Driscoll
The Rhymes and Their Reasons
Poems of Cradles and Bough-Breakings, Too, Moon-Jumping Cows and Ten Kids in a Shoe (Nursery Rhymes)
Rhymes That Prompt Laughter (If That's What You're After) (Nonsense Verse)
Nineteen Lines but Just Two Rhymes (The Villanelle)
There Once Was a Poem So Outrageous, Read Aloud, It Became Quite Contagious (The Limerick)
Haikus Have Three Lines and Seventeen Syllables Simple, Beautiful (The Haiku)
Gather Round for a Story of Heroes and Glory (Narrative Verse)
My Dear, Aren't You Smitten by These Words That I've Written? (Lyric Verse)
A Poem Fantastic (Though Usually Old) That May Teach a Lesson (So It's Often Retold) (The Ballad)
Sheep, Shepherds, and Other Sappy Stuff (The Pastoral)
Poems of Feelings and Hearts Shining Bright (They're a Pleasure to Hear, But a Devil to Write) (The Sonnet)
When You Haven't Got Time to Think of a Rhyme (Free Verse)
Alphabet Poems, Riddles, Epitaphs, and Other Unusual Styles (Poems Peculiar)
Poetry's Greats: Rulers of Rhyme, Legends of the Lyric and Superstars of the Spoken Word
The First Poet
The Bard
The Free Spirit
The Artist
The People's Poet
Daughter, Wife, and Poet
A Poet of "Fantastic Terrors"
A Rebel without Applause
Voice of America
A Poet of Heaven and Earth
Poems of Everyday Beauty
The Adventurer
An Englishman in Bombay
A Good Poet for Bad Children
American Spirit
The Thinker
A Brave New Voice
The Beat of the City
Irish Eye
Visions of Mexico
Caged Bird's Song
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