Once Upon A Poem by Kevin Crossley-Holland

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A beautifully illustrated anthology of classic and contemporary narrative poems--each introduced by bestselling author Kevin Crossley-Holland. A perfect introduction to the magical world of poetry.

This stunning, fully-illustrated collection offers a dazzling array of narrative poems----each of which tells an unforgettable tale. Readers will find poems to suit every taste---from stirring, heroic verses to magical fables, and from cautionary tales to humorous tongue-twisters. "Old masters" such as William Wadsworth Longfellow and Lewis Carroll are paired with great twentieth century poets such as W.H. Auden & Roald Dahl. Contemporary poets such as Tony Mitton & Kevin Crossley-Holland (who introduces each poem) are featured as well. A one-of-a-kind anthology for every child's bookshelf.

About Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Kevin Grossley-Holland is a well-known poet, and, as a writer for children, he won the Carnegie Medal for his 1985 novella Storm. More recently, his Arthur trilogy-The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing-Places, and King of the Middle March-has been published to international acclaim. He lives in the United Kingdom
Published September 6, 2004 by Chicken House Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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An established author briefly introduces each poem, e.g., Cornelia Funke lauds “The Highwayman” and Philip Pullman extols “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Backmatter provides two pages of notes on the illustrators and four pages on the original authors and their introducers.

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