A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children


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ISBN-13: 9780786851119
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 131,182
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Caroline Kennedy is the editor of eight New York Times bestselling books on American history, politics, constitutional law and poetry, including She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems and A Family of Poems.

Jon J Muth is the author and artist of the New York Times best-seller and Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts. He has illustrated many award-winning books, including another New York Times best-seller, A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy He is also the writer and illustrator of The Three Questions, which the New York Times called "quietly life changing."

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A Family of Poems 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
bookfriend64 More than 1 year ago
A very special book. I wish it were available 30 years ago when my children were growing up. There are old favorites as well as poems new to me. Included are poems robust enough for the adventuresome, as well as those that are sweet, thoughtful, funny...even from other lands. Ms. Kennedy has a wonderful way with words: well-spoken, literate in the best sense of the word, yet almost conversational. Her introductions to each part give a glimpse into her childhood. The paintings by Jon Muth are magical. Beware: open the book and you will be turning the pages for several minutes at least. The front cover shows a little girl sharing a book with a stuffed friend. I feel as lucky as that bear next to her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a book for children. This is a book for all generations. I only started to appreciate poetry afer my brother sent me the poetry, A Leaf, by Bronislaw Maj. This book by Caroline Kennedy has become the permanent fixture on my night table. 'Sweet and Low' on page 128 is my favorite. The woman in the picture reminds me of my mother, and I'm the baby in her arms. Sweet dreams usually follow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a gift for my 27 year old daughter. I also bought one for her 56 year old Mom.I have given her a book of poetry since she was born. I would rate this as one of the best I have seen in 27 years. The selections and the watercolors are outstanding. I will buy more as Christmas presents.
Marliesd on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Great gift or to share with kids
Olisia on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is a great book full of an assortment of poems. It has a nice variety of styles.
LeHack on LibraryThing 22 days ago
A wonderful book about Caroline and John Jr. growing up with literature and poetry in their lives. While it does give some biographical information, this is a book of poetry. I loved their tradition of selecting and memorizing poems for their parents for birthdays and special holidays. A great book for families to enjoy together.
Ozma333 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
I bought this book for my daughter, who is 18 months old, to read at bedtime. She loves this collection! The watercolor pictures are beautiful and expressive and the collection of poetry is wonderful, the poems collected are a nice diversity with appropriate-for-children topics. They are also separated into categories which is convenient when I'm looking for something soothing to read for bedtime. The range of authors is nice as well, many of the classics as well as the unexpected (Tolkien, Milnes). I was surprised and pleased to see this. I'm looking forward to my children growing with this collection.
CChristophersen on LibraryThing 22 days ago
An anthology of wonderful poetry. A family classic. Fine iillustrations. The poems range on many themes from serious to whimsical. Something for all.
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BeckyAG More than 1 year ago
The Frog is a very fun, and also good to share with friends poem. It has funny words like "Ugly James" and "Toad-gone-wrong". If you ask me...it did get me moved. I did like it more when I had rythm and talking fast. If you read it and don't like the poem, you probably don't have a sense of humor.
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DorothyNC More than 1 year ago
My 80 year old mother recently lost a life-long friend. She asked me to choose a book to place in the library of the school they attended together as a memorial to her friend. We are both so happy that I chose this one! It is a beautiful book, filled with classic poetry, personal notes, and stunning illustrations. The book will be presented to the school this week with pride. As an added bonus, my grandson is a kindergartner in this same school and will have access to it. I MUST order one for my own shelf!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a pleasure to read these poems to my kindergartener and my 2nd grader. They love the rhythm of poems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I glanced through it and thought the selection of poems and arrangement of the book were excellent. And, though the art work was good, I felt that with Caroline Kennedy's resources, it could have been great.
msbunnyNH More than 1 year ago
A book i will give to all youngsters - along with A child's garden of verses - (try to find the original illustrations) a wonderful book, really fell in love with the illustrations. Read to your children before they can read it for themselves...they will remember the words always...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely devine! Definitely a 'must gift' for first time parents. A keepsake for all homes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read it cover to cover, and I can hardly wait to show it to my grandchild.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is lovely! I bought it for my 7 year old son for Christmas as a way to introduce poetry to him and I know he is going to find it enchanting. Ms. Kennedy has included wonderful poetry, some fun, some thought-provoking but always interesting. The illustrations are glorious. This book will be a family keepsake for years to come.