Dog Poems

Dog Poems

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From new-born puppies to old hounds, the poems in this book describe all kinds of dog. There are big dogs and small dogs, pedigree and mongrels - hunting, playing, chasing cats, and burying bones. Traditional and new poems combine in this celebration of man's best more

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 212 x 234 x 6mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • frontispiece, black and white illustrations
  • 0192761390
  • 9780192761392

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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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