Favorite Poems, Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls

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Helen Josephine Ferris
Doubleday, 1957 - 598 Seiten
"Children are poets before they grow up and they should live with poems. I hope this book will encourage them to do so."--Eleanor Roosevelt

Beloved and treasured for over 60 years, here is the only poetry collection your family needs--brimming with favorite, classic poems carefully selected to inspire young readers.


Over 700 classic and modern poems written by poets from William Shakespeare to J. R. R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes, and covering a range of favorite topics--pets, playtime, family, nature, and nonsense--ensure that there's a poem to please every child. A truly comprehensive collection that is the ideal way of introducing children to the joys of reading poetry.

"If your children think they don't like poetry, expose them to this collection . . . and I defy them to resist its magic."--Kirkus

"A fine book for parents to read aloud to their children."--Library Journal

"This volume stands out for the comprehensiveness of its selection."--The Horn Book

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Nutzerbericht  - DebraParmley - LibraryThing

I have a much used 1957 copy of this book which my grandmother used to read to me before I was in school. It's a wonderful selection of poems I have loved since I was a child. Some of these poems I still go back and read today. Many of them I memorized as a child and still remember. Vollständige Rezension lesen

For young and old

Nutzerbericht  - Kim Casey - Christianbook.com

Found this jewel through SonLight curriculum. I've never cared for poetry, but I really enjoy this book. If I didn't have the book my kids would barely hear any. Some of the poems about landscapes ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Me Walter de la Mare o ū ovaann
5
A Book Emily Dickinson
13
For a Child Fannie Stearns Davis
19
MY ALMANAC
59
ITS FUN TO PLAY
97
LITTLE THINGS THAT CREEP AND CRAWL AND SWIM
119
Garden Mouse Christina Rossetti
138
ANIMAL PETS AND OTHERWISE
151
The Horse The Bible
163
FROM THE GOOD EARTH GROWING
205
Robert Browning
266
The Brook
272
A Bird
279
STORY TIME IS A SPECIAL TIME
497
FROM THE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK
523
Urheberrecht

Little Puppy Navajo In Translated by Hilda Faunce
157

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Über den Autor (1957)

Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was a beloved and award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children's books, perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. His books include The Little Island (for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1947), The Golden Egg Book, and The Golden Bunny.

Helen Ferris (1890-1969) edited numerous books for young readers and was editor-in-chief of the Junior Literary Guild from 1929-1959.

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