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The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination

The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination

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Edited by David Kennedy

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  • Publisher: Living Arts Books
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 250mm x 28mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder, CO
  • ISBN 10: 0982990510
  • ISBN 13: 9780982990513
  • Sales rank: 63,819

Product description

Experience poetry like never before as it opens up doors to ancient cultures, far-away places, the seasons and rhythms of the year, and the wonder of plants, animals and nature. The 425 classic and modern poems in this wonderful book form a comprehensive collection revealing the power of imagination in a wide range of subjects, from history, language and geography to mathematics and science. Teachers will find a perfect poem for every class, and parents will discover old favourites and new treasures to share with their children.

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David Kennedy has been a Waldorf teacher for over 20 years. He is the founder of waldorftoday.com, the world's largest website for Waldorf education.

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'Touch this book and you will touch and teach each child in your care.' -- Eugene Schwartz 'Profound and inspiring.' -- Dennis Klocek 'An invaluable resource.' -- Roberto Trostli 'Magical, exciting and wonderful -- a book that will feed the hearts and minds of children for years to come. One of the greatest collections of poetry ever brought together, meant for years of use -- a resource not just to be loved, but also used.' -- Nancy Parsons, waldorfbooks.com 'It is always a pleasure to find an anthology of poetry which has a creative context, in this case the evolving needs of the children as they progress through their school years. A classroom that rings with the beautiful and wholesome language that this anthology encourages will give the children a lifelong gift to carry out into their relationships, communities and future places of work. The historical section is indeed a gem. The evolution of consciousness as it appears in the changing form and content of poetry is such a meaningful context for Waldorf education.' -- Paul Matthews, Poet, adult educator, and author of Sing Me the Creation: A Creative Writing Sourcebook