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Classic Poems to Read Aloud (Classic Collections Series)
     

Classic Poems to Read Aloud (Classic Collections Series)

by James Berry, James Mayhew (Illustrator)
 

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Classic Poems to Read Aloud by James Berry; illustrations by James Mayhew is an all-inclusive thematic anthology of over 150 poems brings together a marvelous array of writings, from Shakespeare and Tennyson to modern poets such as Robert Frost and Ted Hughes to the works of Caribbean, African, and Native American poets. A delightful way for children and adults to

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Classic Poems to Read Aloud by James Berry; illustrations by James Mayhew is an all-inclusive thematic anthology of over 150 poems brings together a marvelous array of writings, from Shakespeare and Tennyson to modern poets such as Robert Frost and Ted Hughes to the works of Caribbean, African, and Native American poets. A delightful way for children and adults to spend time together.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rae Valabek
This anthology of classic poetry includes many favorites, such as The Daffodils by William Wordsworth, A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, and Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. The poetry is organized by topics such as Beginnings, Celebrations, and Folks' Wise Talk, and Inspiration. An index of titles and first lines as well as an index of poets make this collection a good reference source. The line drawings by James Mayhew enhance the poetry.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Berry has selected 138 poems that represent a wide variety of voices and organized them by subject. Poets range from Shakespeare to Wordsworth and from Anne Sexton to Shel Silverstein. He includes Native American poems as well as selections from Africa, India, and his native Jamaica. Some sections, such as those on animals (``Varied Bodies, Varied Means''), humor (``Lighthearted Happenings''), and love (``Faces of Love''), are typical of the arrangement of poetry collections. Other groupings, such as ``Not Havings, Longings, and Endings'' and ``Folks' Wise Talk and Inspiration,'' are more unusual. Small line drawings and 16 full-color paintings by various artists are interspersed throughout. A fine volume for read-aloud programs and where librarians are encouraging young people to savor the language of poetry.-Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753456880
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Classic Collections Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

JAMES MAYHEW is the author of many books for children, including the Katie series and The Knight Who Took All Day. He lives in England.

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