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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This elegant, 256-page collection of English poetry celebrates rich traditions in poetic forms--from early robust ballads and folk verse to breathtaking gems from such moderns as Yeats and Dickinson. It would be difficult to imagine a volume that better reflects the best of the ``central heritage'' of English verse. Prefacing each of the book's eight sections, Lawrence's striking black-and-white woodcuts form a carefully composed pastiche of the smaller prints that appear within: intricately carved borders, rosettes, forest scenes, beasts and animals fit together like puzzle pieces, then separately adorn each page. The poems included are not written ``for children,'' but whether the topic is Ted Hughes's ``The Thought-Fox,'' Seamus Heaney's ``Saint Francis and the Birds'' or the traditional ``This is the Key of the Kingdom,'' readers young and old will find treasures in this book to last a lifetime. All ages. (Sept.)
Booknews
The 288 poems, chosen for their appeal to young people, represent writers including Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dylan Thomas, R.L. Stevenson, W.B. Yeats, Walt Whitman, and William Blake. Illustrated throughout with magical woodcuts by John Lawrence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556701450
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1990
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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