A Child's Anthology of Poetry

A Child's Anthology of Poetry

Elizabeth Hauge Sword Victoria Flournoy McCarthy Tom Pohrt / Feb 26, 2021

A Child s Anthology of Poetry 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

  • Title: A Child's Anthology of Poetry
  • Author: Elizabeth Hauge Sword Victoria Flournoy McCarthy Tom Pohrt
  • ISBN: 9780880013789
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 andFinally 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 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.

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      • Elizabeth Hauge Sword Victoria Flournoy McCarthy Tom Pohrt

        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.


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    1. Loved reading this book with my daughter. The best partter reading poems by Poe, Blake, Bishop, Plath, Frost, Brooks, Hughes, Dickinson, cummings, Wordsworth, Keats, Angelou, Paz and many more daughter was inspired to write some poetry of her very own :)


    2. I have never been a fan of poetry, and have never read more than the occasional poem of personal choice. I have these past few months though been thrown into it as poetry caretaker in my bookstore, and decided to attack it like a ripe pineapple in honor of April being poetry month. I am more proud than I have any to right to be, to have finished an anthology of hundreds of poems. Now with that out of the way:This is clearly an anthology for older children. Ten and up I would say, if I was averag [...]



    3. What I think about this book is that it has a lot of poetry that is my favorite. And that on of my favorite story's in it. And that there are sad and happy story's in it.


    4. It's difficult to denounce a book that contains poems by Poe and Dickinson (as well as countless others such as Carrol and Longfellow). That being said, the poem selections for this anthology may be just out of reach in terms of vocabulary and subject matter for younger readers.There are many high quality inclusions here, including Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' and 'The Highwayman' by Noyes. It is difficult to mention all the quality poetry in this anthology, so it is almost easier not to highlig [...]


    5. Spent the last two days sort of gently pawing thru these - and discovered both classics I could read over and over and a few new favorites. Even if you don't intend to share with a child, a quick browse felt good to my 25 year old heart. Some of the pages I marked: The Village Blacksmith by Longfellow, Hold Fast Your Dreams by Driscoll, Swift Things Are Beautiful by Coatsworth and many more.


    6. Some of my favorite poems in here are Maggie and Millie and Molly and May by E. E. Cummings, The Pit Ponies by Leslie Norris, The Bed Book by Sylvia Plath (and I know this is a children's book but it's so dang expensive because they haven't released a new version of it in a while that I can't afford to buy it), among others. It even has the Highway Man (I think) and other poems that maybe aren't exactly geared toward children, but I think they could appreciate anyway. I like this compilation of [...]


    7. This is the best book of Children's poems I have ever owned. I not only purchased a copy for myself to read (and to read to my grandchildren), but bought copies for three of my best friends. It has the delightful assumption that children are intelligent creatures and so can understand poets like: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Carl Sandburg (Fog: The fog comes in on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.)"Fog" was the first poem read to me [...]


    8. Many children might not fully appreciate this volume. It is not what one has come to expect a child’s book of poems to be: miniaturized and colorful and playful in tone. There are only a very few simple pen and ink illustrations in this anthology, which fits comfortably in an adult’s hands and bookshelves. Nor are the contents the standard fare for a book of this nature. Some of the often-anthologized-favorites-for-children are here, to be sure: ‘Be kind and tender to the Frog’ and ‘Ho [...]


    9. Many children might not fully appreciate this volume. It is not what one has come to expect a child’s book of poems to be: miniaturized and colorful and playful in tone. There are only a very few simple pen and ink illustrations in this anthology, which fits comfortably in an adult’s hands and bookshelves. Nor are the contents the standard fare for a book of this nature. Some of the often-anthologized-favorites-for-children are here, to be sure: ‘Be kind and tender to the Frog’ and ‘Ho [...]


    10. Enchanting! I can't believe I didn't used to like poetry. I think it's because for awhile the only poetry I was exposed to was the pretentious stuff you find in the New Yorker. But this book made me an unabashed lover of poetry, and now I've found a number of poets whose work I plan to read more of. (Isn't that horrible? I just ended a sentence with a preposition. I don't feel like going through some sort of grammatical mental jujitsu right now to figure out the proper way to phrase that last se [...]


    11. "Do you carrot all for me?" an anonymous poem early in the book, set the delightful tone: food and love, and continues later with animal crackers by Chris Morley. Many great poets are represented in this often ludicrous, alphabetical by author, poetry anthology. These poems are geared specifically toward children. While it may not be a book young adults read through (311 pages!), it is a wondeful addition to the shelf for thumbing through and enjoying.


    12. While this isn't the most beautiful poetry book I've ever read, it does provide a comprehensive list of some really great poetry, from famous ones to the more obscure. Some of the poems were funny, some poignant - I actually used two of them in a poetry explication essay. But there are no extra tidbits such as illustrations or backgrounds on the authors to go along with the poems, and so at times it can feel a little boring.


    13. This book is about a bunch of diffrent stories that are not really funny but they do ryme and aslong as they ryme thats what makes them poems.This book was good but not that good the poems werent funny but they were still good but if your like me and you read poems because they are funny well then DONT READ THIS BOOK.I would reccomend this book to people who like poems and to people who like to find the meaning of poems.


    14. It really is difficult to rate a collaboration of works, considering they are filled with individual works that deserve their own individual reviews. But, in regard to the editor of the book, there was a pleasant collection of poems that I found, for the most part, rather enjoyable. Some, not as much. But, overall, this was a nice collection.


    15. I've been trying to find a good poetry book to introduce to my kids that's got a healthy mix of voices and styles, but isn't too heavy or abstract. This one is perfect. From Blake to Angelou, silly to serious, Ravens to Little Red Wheelbarrow and even a Pachycephalosaurus, this is a great starter book to learn to love the sound, look, and feeling of words.


    16. This says its a poetry anthology for children, but really it should say for the An Anthology of Poetry for the Child in Everyone. It's a well chosen collection of popular and not-as-well-known pieces. You will find old favourites and new favourites alike within these covers. It is a highly recommended read, and it is even better when read aloud.


    17. i don't get poems or anything to do with poetry, but the more i read it, the more i can't deny that i like it, even sometimes i get lost in the vocabularies things, but so far, i still enjoy it (as long as it makes sense to me).


    18. I don't often give five stars, but this is a great book of poetry. I just finished reading it aloud to Taicy. I love the variety of it. It has all kinds of poems: goofy, classic, sad, patriotic, and so on. It's good because it exposes kids to so many different kinds of poetry. Love it!


    19. some of it's for kids, but most of it is universal. example: "Dust of Snow" by Robert FrostThe way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued.


    20. I enjoyed this collection of poetry. It has a few poems from many different poets. A lot of children's poems are funny or nonsense. This collection is serious but still remains developmentally appropriate for children. Would be more appropriate for upper primary like 3rd-5th grades.


    21. We have several poetry books we read to the kids, especially Julia. This one is my favorite. It has poems by many poetsa few are Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein, Robert Frost and Emily DIckinson. My favorite is Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field.


    22. I've been reading to my kids from this book for probably years now. They have memorized several of the poems from it.I was disappointed that one of the poems dealt quite explicitly with suicide, and of course I never read that one aloud to my children. But overall it is a great anthology.


    23. I love this anthology! I read this book as a part of my sophomore year in high school. Out of the whole book, I think there were only a few poems I didn't like. Some were funny, sweet or interesting while others were more serious. Several of the poems were inspiring and gave me great ideas!


    24. This is the best of all the poetry books we've read over the years. It is truly a gem and should be in every home library.


    25. This is a great collection of poems. Not only for children. Our whole family has enjoyed this. Don't miss the homework poem.




    26. A classic for any poetry lover including a wide range of poems. My favorite is Macavity: The Mystery Cat by T.S. Eliot.


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