A Child's Book of Poemsby Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator)
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.
- Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated
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- Age Range:
- 3 - 10 Years
Read an Excerpt
NightThe 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.
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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!
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.
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.