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Classic Poetry

(1998)
An Illustrated Collection
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Children's poetry collections come in many shapes and sizes. So how do you choose a volume your children will not only read now, but might even treasure as adults? First, consider the staying power of the poems. When in doubt, time-tested favourites are your best bet. Second, make sure the quality of the pictures is unmatched. No matter how good the poems, black and white photos (or no photos at all) will rarely hold a youngster's interest for long.

Rosen's handsomely illustrated, cream-of-the-crop volume earns top marks in both of these crucial areas. Collecting all-time favourites from writers like Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats, Classic Poetry entices your young reader into a world of imagination and song. Even the most reluctant won't be able to resist the lively rhythms of William Blake's "The Tyger" or Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." Accompanying this wonderful selection of verse is a wide array of colourful pictures guaranteed to hold the attention of even the squirmiest tots. A short biography of each featured poet is included as well. --Martha Silano

Genre: Children's Fiction

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November 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
Author(s): Paul Howard
ISBN: 1-56402-890-9 / 978-1-56402-890-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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October 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
Author(s): Paul Howard
ISBN: 0-7445-3280-9 / 978-0-7445-3280-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Classic Poetry: Candlewick Illustrated Classic (Candlewick Illustrated Classics)
Author(s): Paul Howard
ISBN: 0-7636-4210-X / 978-0-7636-4210-5 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection (Walker Illustrated Classics)
Author(s): Paul Howard
ISBN: 1-4063-1743-8 / 978-1-4063-1743-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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