Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe

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"Gr. 5 Up...spacious format; a wide variety of poems; and colorful, interpretive illustrations...."--SLJ. "The format is admirable: a handsome sampler of poems, with a short introductory essay, unfamiliar words briefly defined in footnotes, and a few prefatory sentences for each poem to establish context and aid interpretation. 13 of Poe's more accessible poems appear here, including 'The Raven,' 'The Bells,' 'Eldorado,' and 'Annabel Lee.'...concludes with passages from short stories that highlight Poe's mastery of prose....Cobleigh provides
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Overview

"Gr. 5 Up...spacious format; a wide variety of poems; and colorful, interpretive illustrations...."--SLJ. "The format is admirable: a handsome sampler of poems, with a short introductory essay, unfamiliar words briefly defined in footnotes, and a few prefatory sentences for each poem to establish context and aid interpretation. 13 of Poe's more accessible poems appear here, including 'The Raven,' 'The Bells,' 'Eldorado,' and 'Annabel Lee.'...concludes with passages from short stories that highlight Poe's mastery of prose....Cobleigh provides atmospheric art: an arresting picture of 'The Raven,' a cadaverous ghoul in 'The Bells,' and a depiction of the narrator of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' as a deranged Wee Willy Winky."--Kirkus Reviews. ". . . creepy, unnerving, chilling, and fascinating. . ."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
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"Cobleigh's rich palette and haunting illustrations are the perfect pairing to Poe's often macabre poems and Bagert's short commentaries give the reader just enough insight to begin exploring the works on their own." —Children's Literature

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Meet the Author

Editor Brod Bagert lives in New Orleans, LA. He is a writer whose poems are written for children to perform. His 15 books of poetry include Shout: Little Poems that Roar; Giant Children; and School Fever (all Dial Books for Young Readers). Brod tours 30 weeks of the year to entertain audiences with poetry, and has visited Asia, Europe, and South America.
 
Illustrator Carolynn Cobleigh lives in New York City. She received her degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    A Beautiful Book

    Even if you don't have kids, the illustrations in this book really enhance the enjoyment of Poe's work. My only complaint is that there are not as many illustrations as I would like. The footnotes can be useful to both child and adult, and they are not intrusive to the flow of the work. This can be a very effective book in introducing children to Poe, as it is fairly straightforward in it's explanatory information, and the illustrations serve to reinforce the ideas and draw one into the work.

    This series is quite enjoyable, and includes such authors as Lewis Carroll and Wm Shakespeare. These editions are actually even better, in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2005

    A good introduction

    I've loved Poe for a long time, but when I picked this book up I started loving it all over again. And the pictures are so good! It deserved a Caldecott Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2003

    Poetry for the soul

    It was a very interesting book full of poetry that everyone can enjoy. Edgar Allen Poe is a favorite poet among all readers, and this book will soon become a children's class-must read.

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