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A Child's Treasury of Poems
     

A Child's Treasury of Poems

by Mark Daniel (Editor)
 
Who can resist the lure of the sea? With breaktaking paintings and poems telling of beaches and sunshine, tugboats and battleships, mermaids and pirate adventures, this collection exalts all the beauty, magic, and pleasure of the sea. Once again Mark Daniel has selected poems by some of the greatest American and English writers - including Whitman, Dickinson,

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Who can resist the lure of the sea? With breaktaking paintings and poems telling of beaches and sunshine, tugboats and battleships, mermaids and pirate adventures, this collection exalts all the beauty, magic, and pleasure of the sea. Once again Mark Daniel has selected poems by some of the greatest American and English writers - including Whitman, Dickinson, Shakepeare, and Rossetti - and paired them with luminous paintings and engravings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Most of these works of art have been chosen from private collections and have never before been seen by the general public.

Following in the tradition of A Child's Christmas Treasury, A Child's Treasury of Poems, and A Child's Treasury of Animal Verse, this unique presentation is a wonderfully accessible introduction for children to classic poets and artists. A timeless collection, A Child's Treasury of Seaside Verse will leave readers of all ages with the feeling of a summer holiday that never ends.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This lavishly illustrated collection of 19th and early 20th century poems is extraordinarily beautiful. Gathered here are poems of such beloved authors as Tennyson, Kipling, Dickinson and Stevenson, loosely organized into categories that follow a child's activities from ``Daybreak'' to ``Sweet Dreams.'' The volume includes old favorites like Rossetti's ``The Wind,'' as well as a plethora of familiar English rhymes. But what makes this volume outstanding are its illustrations: 100 black-and-white engravings and full-color reproductions of splendid paintings that poignantly evoke the age they represent. Many of the works come from private collections never seen by the general public, and their selection gives the book a stunning freshness and design. In the tradition of the best art books, this volume will be treasured for years to come by children and adults alike. (All ages
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 5 This beautiful book interprets the Victorian and Edwardian golden age of childhood through selections of poetry for children and paintings with child subjects from that period. The poems include anonymous verse as well as selections from such well-known children's poets as Rosetti and Stevenson. While all of the selections can be found in other collections of poetry for children, the organization and presentation of the poems in this collection gives them new life. The book is arranged in seven sections beginning with ``Daybreak'' and ending with ``Sweet Dreams.'' The poems are displayed with reproductions of 50 full-color paintings and numerous small engravings. Vivid half-page paintings set off each of the seven sections. While it has been cataloged as a book of children's poetry, librarians will want to consider making this accessible to all ages and to those particularly interested in 19th-Century life and art. Children who enjoy Burnett's The Secret Garden or Alcott's Little Women might like to add life to these novels by reading poems and looking at pictures of children of this period. Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803703308
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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