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From Daybreak to Good Night: Poems for Children

by Carl Sandburg, Lynn Smith-Ary
     
 

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A new edition, newly illustrated with bright, colorful double-page artwork, of the enduring poems of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). The book captures a pastoral day of observing nature and participating in Sandburg's poems.

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A new edition, newly illustrated with bright, colorful double-page artwork, of the enduring poems of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). The book captures a pastoral day of observing nature and participating in Sandburg's poems.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Conceived as a kind of literary field trip to Carl Sandburg's North Carolina farm, From Daybreak to Good Night: Poems for Children, edited by Lynn Smith-Ary, places 11 of the poet's works in a pastoral setting. Smith-Ary's artwork portrays the young, multiethnic guests running up the lane to meet their host, enjoying a breakfast of fried eggs and cavorting near the pond as Sandburg lays beneath a tree reading a favorite Emily Dickinson poem. ( Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Children are in for a treat when they have this slight volume of Sandburg's poems read to them. Illustrations are colorful, humorous and life-like in a whimsical sort of way, including the likeness of Carl Sandburg himself. Youngsters will enjoy looking at the pictures many times since the illustrations give a different perspective of children, animals and the outdoors. You feel Sandburg's understanding of and love for children when you read his poems. There are twenty-four pages of illustrations and poems, and as you would expect, "Fog" and "Spring" are included. Other poems are memorable as well, including the unexpected addition of Emily Dickinson's delightful poem, "Bee! I'm expecting you!" 2001, Annick Press, $19.95 and $7.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer:Jennie Jennings DeGenaro
Kirkus Reviews
Smith-Ary makes this skimpy but thoughtful introduction to Sandburg's poetry a personal one, both by folding in two poems by other poets, and by illustrating the selections with scenes of the white-haired Sandburg happily entertaining a visiting group of children-plus an occasional zebra-on the North Carolina farm where he spent the latter years of his life. Yes, the oft-reprinted "Fog" is here, but the other poems are less well known: the poet addresses a bluebird in "Bluebird, What Do You Feed On?" advises readers to "Try Being A Goat," notes that "Spring" is a good time to look at the world from fresh new angles, orders "Milk White Moon, Put the Cows To Sleep," then closes with the suggestion that there are many ways to spell "Good Night." Smith-Ary's art, crayon on acetate and then more crayon, has child appeal galore and it captures the relaxed and comfortable side of the poet who sometimes sang with the children who visited. It's just a sip of Sandburg, but a rich one, and an old but outstanding collection, Rainbows Are Made (1982), is waiting in the wings for children drawn to his distinctive voice and sensibility. (Poetry. 6-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550376807
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
06/09/2007
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Author and poet Carl Sandburg was born in 1878. He worked many jobs before becoming a writer: delivering milk, laying bricks, threshing wheat, and shining shoes. After marrying in 1908, he moved to Illinois and took up journalism as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Rootabaga Stories (1922) was his first book for children. During his career Sandburg won two Pulitzer Prizes: in 1940 for Abraham Lincoln: The War Years and in 1951 for his Complete Poems. Sandburg died at his home in North Carolina in 1967.

Lynn Smith-Ary has worked as an artist and animation filmmaker for over thirty years. Her films have won many awards, including a Genie for Pearl's Diner and first prizes in Columbus, Ohio, and Bombay for Sandburg's Arithmetic. This film, based on the poem
Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg, reflects Lynn's long-standing admiration for this great poet's writing. Lynn resides in Montreal.

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