Poems to Learn by Heart

Poems to Learn by Heart


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Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy, Jon J. Muth

There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever.

In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry and devoted fans. These poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is full of surprises. Each section is preceded by Caroline's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry.

Illustrated with striking watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Jon J Muth, this is truly a book for all ages and interests, and one that families will want to share for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423108054
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 50,203
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 12 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 illustrator of numerous inspiring and award-winning books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts. He also collaborated with Caroline Kennedy on the New York Times best seller A Family of Poems, the companion to this book. Born in Ohio, he now lives with his family in New York State.

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Poems to Learn by Heart 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Instilling an Appreciation for Poetry I can't claim to be a connoisseur of poetry, but even I, philistine that I am, find something special when someone recites a poem out loud at an apt moment. It's as though time stops. It would be great to have a treasure of poems memorized for such occasions, or failing that at least exposing my children to them so they might develop such appreciation. This collection plants such seeds. Caroline Kennedy (yes, that Caroline Kennedy) has thoughtfully chosen more than 100 poems to inspire, celebrate, and appreciate. There is a range of topics covers, from powerful emotions to "ordinary" moments. Beautifully illustrated, this is a book to dip into again and again.
iLaRK More than 1 year ago
So far, I've purchased many copies of this treasury to give as gifts to family, friends and teachers, after I've kept one for myself. The artwork alone is amazing and beautifully compliments the poems. I appreciate that there are poems in here that appeal to all ages, boys or girls. It's a truly lovely keepsake.
merlyn63 More than 1 year ago
A masterful selection of "not your everyday" poems wrapped in AMAZING WATERCOLORS, the likes of which I have not had the pleasure before this collection. I have given/will give this book as a gift for a long time to come. I enjoy this book's gifts each day. You are missing a treasure if you don't buy this one!!!
Swampgal2 More than 1 year ago
As I gave this book to a young friend in the hospital, I found myself likening it to a lovely box of chocolates. Any page offers a delectable treat for the eye, ear, and soul. Some of the poems are new; others, old favorites. This happy book is going to stay on my gift list for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Poems selected are for all ages. Delightful.
RS_Minn More than 1 year ago
Lovely soft art to accompany the poems we know and love.
Lynnejeanne More than 1 year ago
This should be in the hands of every child. Lovely presentation and artwork.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a gift to my Mother and she loved it! It is a beautifully illustrated book!
hollyj More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of poems -- all shapes and sizes. As an English teacher, I was familiar with most, but made some new friends and saw some old friends I'd not read in awhile.
efm More than 1 year ago
quickly read and enjoyable.
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