Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection

Full Title Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
ISBN 1564028909
ISBN13 9781564028907
Publisher Candlewick Press
Authors Michael Rosen
Paul Howard
Edition 1st U.S. ed
Publish Date 1998-11-04
Binding Hardcover
Overview

An ideal gift book for children and adults, this beautiful keepsake volume is the essential collection of classic poetry.

Poetry provides the best introduction to the marvels of the English language. This volume, collected by award-winning author Michael Rosen, presents a glorious selection of classic poetry, chronologically arranged from the seventeenth century to modern day-poems by such celebrated poets as William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sandburg, and Langston Hughes- complete with biographical sketches of the poets, information on individual poems, and notes on poetic forms. Paul Howard's full-color illustrations illuminate some of the most brilliant poems of the English-speaking world with stunning breadth and beauty. A book to be treasured, Classic Poetry belongs on every shelf-every child should know these poems and keep this book with them as they grow.

A collection of favorite poems by such writers as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes, with portraits of the poets, brief biographical background, and illustrations.

Dimensions 7.88 (w) x 11.41 (h) x 0.78 (d)
Subjects Poetry - General & Miscellaneous

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