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The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems [Paperback]

By Donald Hall (Editor)
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An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

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American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium. Some of the best of these poems, however, have been neglected or forgotten. This collection, edited by acclaimed children's author and poet Donald Hall, returns to us the forgotten treasures of American children's poetry. Featuring some of the best of children's book illustration-including archival selections from rare and early editions and pictures from now defunct 19th- and early-20th-century children's magazines-this anthology revives not only the classic poems but also the atmosphere of the periods in which they were written and read.
Starting with anonymous Native American verses and a selection from the 1727 New England Primer, "Alphabet," this book spans two centuries of American children's poetry. Immediately recognizable names, including Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and T. S. Eliot are joined by talented contemporary poets like Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Janet S. Wong, and others. Perennial favorites-such as "The Three Little Kittens" and "Casey at the Bat"-are mixed in with new classics, such as Shel Silverstein's "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out." Poems about holidays appear with verses for recitation, nursery rhymes, poems for laughter, bedtime verses, scary poems, and animal poems. In recognition of America's diverse nature, the selections in this anthology reflect a variety of backgrounds and experiences. From anonymous African-American poets we step forward through the ages to admire the talents of Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, and Francisco X. Alarcon. Children will love discovering these gems, and both parents and teachers will delight in reading to children from this book.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 22, 2001
Publisher   Oxford University Press
Age  6-12
ISBN  019514578X  
ISBN13  9780195145786  

Availability  14 units.
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More About Donald Hall

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donald Hallis an American poet, writer, editor andliterary critic. He is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Hallwas named the fourteenthU.S. Poet Laureate in 2006 and served for one year. He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award."

Donald Hall currently resides in Danbury, in the state of New Hampshire. Donald Hall was born in 1928.

Donald Hall has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( H ) > Hall, Donald
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
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I love about 75% of the poetry  Aug 3, 2005
I bought this book in a pinch because I was going to Europe and wanted something fun and new to read to my 3 and 5 year olds. They have their favorites, but I am still looking for another.

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