For children entering the world of poetry for the first time, The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems is a delight that will provide many hours of enjoyment. Beginning with tongue-twisters and nursery rhymes, the book enters the land of children's poetry with verse about giants and dragons, fairies and trolls, about parents, spiders, and the seaside. Beautifully illustrated, this is a collection to start any child off on a lifetime's enjoyment of poetry.
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Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark have had a long and successful partnership as poetry compilers. Among their anthologies published by Oxford are The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems and Noah's Ark. Michael Harrison is Head of English in an Oxford school. Christopher Stuart-Clark is principal of a school in Hong Kong.
Despite its staid title, this 175-page volume of poems is filled with playful, toe-tapping rhymes. Light verse and narrative poems dance side by side with puns and couplets from writers as diverse as John Masefield and Shel Silverstein. The poems are informally groupeda page or two of poems about animals, food, weatherbut without dictinct divisions in the format. The illustrations, by over 30 different artists, include both black - and - white cartoons and full-color paintings, a hodgepodge of illustrated pages that seem snipped from a hundred school books and bound together as one volume. Like the poems, the drawings vary in style and effectiveness, but overall, the book will find favor with those who enjoy jaunty variety. All ages.
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Book Description Oxford Univ Press, New York, NY, 1994. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued. Reprint. BRAND NEW COPY. Collection of poetic delights, and illustrated in like, for children and the young at heart. Many classics. Volume begins with, "When I was young and able/I sat at a table/The table broke/And gave me a poke/When I was young and able". Index to rear. Great fun and humor; a beginner's pathway into the magical world of poetry and verse. Bookseller Inventory # 011937
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX019276134X