These enduring poems by American master poet Carl Sandburg are perfect for a young audience, and now they have been newly illustrated with bright, colorful double-page artwork. The poems and illustrations work together, following a group of children through a day of enjoying and participating in Sandburg's poetry, observing nature, solving riddles and playing. Young readers will respond to the pastoral themes.
Sandburg lived the last twenty-two years of his life on a farm called Connemara in North Carolina, with his three daughters, Margaret, Janet, and Helga, and his wife, Paula Steichen, who raised champion goats. Sandburg described Connemara as "240 acres and a million acres of sky" and would often take walks in the surrounding woods. The birds, animals, and natural world that surrounded him at the farm resonate throughout these poems.
A prior knowledge and love of poetry are not required to appreciate the wit and insight of Sandburg's work - though a love of poetry may well result!
Poems: Daybreak Fog Bluebird, What Do You Feed On? Milk-White Moon, Put the Cows to Sleep Spring Try Being a Goat White Wings Bug Spots Sleep Face Good Night Three Riddles: If You Ask Your Mother There Was a Zebra There Are 10 Apples
We have also included two of Sandburg's favorite poems: Bee! I'm expecting you!
by Emily Dickinson The Horse Named Bill,
Lyrics by Red Lewis
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