A Child's Anthology of Poetry by Elizabeth Hauge Sword

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Finally in paperback, a timeless collection celebrating the joys of poetry for children of all ages—an indispensable introduction to literature and life that brings together essential classic children's poems with the best of modern and contemporary international poetry.

The simple pleasures of reading and listening to poetry can make unforgettable memories in childhood and help children develop an interest in language and storytelling. From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson, this collection emphasizes the fun and diversity of poetry, providing young readers with a well-rounded, inclusive selection of poets.

Under the guidance of a special advisory board of esteemed poets, and featuring artwork by Tom Pohrt, the well-known illustrator of Crow and Weasel, A Child's Anthology of Poetry includes favorite poems such as William Blake's "The Tyger" and Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," in addition to more recent classics such as Elizabeth Bishop's "Sestina" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Full of surprises and lyric charm, this delightful volume will be treasured by generations of readers.

 

About Elizabeth Hauge Sword

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Elizabeth Hauge Sword was raised in New York City. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she previously worked for ABC Sports and was a field producer for ABC Radio. She teaches elementary-school children and runs a computer consulting business. Sword lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and three children.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Scholastic Book Services. 323 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There are examples of traditional children's poetry, contemporary works, didactic moral poems, philosophical poetry, narrative pieces (including ``Casey at the Bat''), animal poems, and even poems about poetry.

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The Ecco Press releases its first children's title with A Child's Anthology of Poetry, edited by Elizabeth Hauge Sword with Victoria McCarthy, illus. by Tom Pohrt. From Keats to Li Po, Shel Silverstei

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The Ecco Press releases its first children's title with A Child's Anthology of Poetry, edited by Elizabeth Hauge Sword with Victoria McCarthy, illus.

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