Dog Poems

Dog Poems

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A celebration of man's best friend in poems old and new, by such writers as Leslie Norris, Jane Yolen, Valerie Worth and many others.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 205 x 230mm | 310g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Fr.Ill.
  • 0192761048
  • 9780192761040

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Seventeen brief, appealing poems, ten of them published here for the first time. The poets are familiar and contemporary (Worth, Yolen, Kennedy, Ciardi); the dogs all shapes, sizes, and ages - from a "Newborn Puppy" to the companion mourned in the last line of Livingston's own poem: "But now he's gone. He died. He's dead." Morrill's agile, affectionate drawings capture them in a pleasing variety of poses. Neither verse nor illustration has quite the appeal or quality of the companion volume (Cat Poems, 1987, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman); nonetheless, an attractive collection. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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