The Oxford Book of Children's Verse

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse

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This anthology brings together the verse written for children over a period of five hundred years. It contains more than 300 poems written by 123 authors, and includes the rhymed precepts of medieval times, the admonitory verse of Elizabethan Puritans, the inspirational verse of Blake and Christopher Smart. This anthology also includes the nonsense verses of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, the nursery verses of Robert Louis Stevenson and A. A. Milne, and the poetical imaginings of Christina Rossetti, Eleanor Farjeon, and Walter de la Mare.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130.6 x 198.6 x 23.9mm | 299.38g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192801880
  • 9780192801883

About Peter Opie

Iona and Peter Opie are the authors of many books, including 'The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes' and 'The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse'. Peter Opie died in 1982.show more

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Review from previous edition ..". delightful contributions by poets both famous and obscure, which one does not have to be a child to enjoy. This is a collection to be cherished by parents, children and ex-children."--Charles Osborne. Sunday Telegraph"All the favourites ... are in this classic anthology. It has never been out of print since its publication in 1973 but this is the first paperback edition."--Kate Chisholm, Daily Mailshow more

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