A Child's Book of Poems

A Child's Book of Poems

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by Gyo Fujikawa
     
 

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William Blake, Kate Greenaway, Emily Dickinson: the writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems—first published in 1969—are among literature’s most beloved. And Gyo Fujikawa’s appealing illustrations depict children of all races sweetly interacting, as well as an engagingly rendered menagerie of animals and the natural world in all its…  See more details below

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William Blake, Kate Greenaway, Emily Dickinson: the writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems—first published in 1969—are among literature’s most beloved. And Gyo Fujikawa’s appealing illustrations depict children of all races sweetly interacting, as well as an engagingly rendered menagerie of animals and the natural world in all its wonderment. Among the verses that children will love are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Christmas Bells,” Lewis Carroll’s “The Melancholy Pig,” and Eugene Fields’ “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” along with proverbs, limericks, nursery rhymes, and folk songs.

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Children's Literature
Originally published in 1969 (Grosset & Dunlap), this charming collection of primarily English poems and verses is lovingly illustrated in the traditional manner by the Gyo Fujikawa in both color and black and white. The poems and verses are primarily by well known authors of the late 19th and early 20th century such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rosetti, Longfellow, and Kate Greenaway, as well as folk rhymes and songs. The collection ranges in length from a few lines to a whole page and is a perfect first book of poems for nightly reading to preschoolers on up. The poems cover all subject matter, from the seasons and the weather to animals and gentle lessons on morality. The right amount of illustrations will keep a youngster interested, and one finds that the illustrations become just as memorable as the poems over the years. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448143415
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
03/28/1977
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Night

The sun descending in the west,
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest,
And I must seek for mine.
The moon, like a flower,
In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night.

Farewell, green fields and happy groves,
Where flocks have took delight.
Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves
The feet of angels bright;
Unseen they pour blessing,
And joy without ceasing,
On each bud and blossom,
And each sleeping bosom.

William Blake

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A Child's Book of Poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a childhood favorite of mine and now my kids love it! I highly recommend it and cannot fathom why people would give it 2 or 3 stars!  The artwork is very sweet and classic!
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raschei More than 1 year ago
My Mamaw bought me this book in 1974 for my birthday. Having had children my self, over the years, my copy is rather tattered and worn. I recomend this book to any parent who loves there children and poetry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books from my childhood I will never part with. I am thrilled to see that it is back in print so I can buy a copy for my children that is not falling apart. I memorized many of these classic poems as a child, and spent hours looking at the beautiful pictures. The lollipop tree, the elves in their green caps with a white owls feather, even the violet by the mossy stone all come vividly alive for the young reader with Gyo Fujikawa's magical illustrations.