Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling

Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling

by Rudyard Kipling, Jim Sharpe
     
 
"Twenty-eight poems (or parts of poems) reverberate with Kipling's compassion for his fellow humans....introduction details the events of his life and their relationship to his work. With dedication to the structure, rhythm, and rhyme of his craft, Kipling created poetry that, when read aloud, sings to its audience in every phase. Sharpe's exquisite paintings

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"Twenty-eight poems (or parts of poems) reverberate with Kipling's compassion for his fellow humans....introduction details the events of his life and their relationship to his work. With dedication to the structure, rhythm, and rhyme of his craft, Kipling created poetry that, when read aloud, sings to its audience in every phase. Sharpe's exquisite paintings illustrate the exotic quality of the verse, whether of animals in the jungle or ships at sea. Vibrant colors reflect the strong emotions of each poem...The faces of children show humor, trust, curiosity, and moodiness. Familiar lines from 'If' and 'The Ballad of East and West' demonstrate the poet's universal appeal. As in other books in this series, each poem is preceded by background information, and difficult or unfamiliar words are defined...A worthy addition."--School Library Journal.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Here is a wonderful read-aloud book that should pique a young child's curiosity. The beauty of Kipling is that while the language requires effort, the music and rhythm of the poems can hold the youngster, as well as the reader, spellbound. Contained within this wonderfully illustrated volume are several well-known poems, such as "If" and "The Ballad of East and West" in addition to "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log" from The Jungle Book. The scope of subjects is breathtaking as Kipling pays homage to the British soldiers of World War I in "A Song in Storm" and playfully writes of his young daughter's constant questioning in verses from "The Elephant's Child." The moral lessons underlying "Natural Theology" and the poem about grumpiness in verses from "How the Camel Got His Hump" are timeless, however, certain of Kipling's poems were excluded from this collection because the language and sentiments would discomfort today's reader. Editorial notes throughout the book and a detailed introduction to Rudyard Kipling are included. 2000, Sterling Publishing Company, Ages 9 to 12, $14.95. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Twenty-eight poems (or parts of poems) reverberate with Kipling's compassion for his fellow humans. A lengthy introduction details the events of his life and their relationship to his work. With dedication to the structure, rhythm, and rhyme of his craft, Kipling created poetry that, when read aloud, sings to its audience in every phrase. Sharpe's exquisite paintings illustrate the exotic quality of the verse, whether of animals in the jungle or ships at sea. Vibrant colors reflect the strong emotions of each poem-Viking women widowed by the sea, seal mothers singing lullabies to their young. The faces of children show humor, trust, curiosity, and moodiness. Familiar lines from "If" and "The Ballad of East and West" demonstrate the poet's universal appeal. As in other books in this series, each poem is preceded by background information, and difficult or unfamiliar words are defined at the bottom of each page. A worthy addition.-Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806944845
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Poetry for Young People Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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