The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

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"I should like to rise and go where the golden apples grow." For the child entering the world of poetry for the first time, The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems will prove both delightful and illuminating. Beginning with limericks and tongue-twisters, word-plays and nursery rhymes, we are led into the world of children's poetry. Here are poems about giants and dragons, fairies and trolls; about parents and neighbors, spiders and alley cats; about the seaside and windy walks, food and parties. You'll also find poems about naughty children, poems to make you laugh, and poems for bedtime. Beautifully illustrated by a variety of artists, it's a collection to start any child off on a lifetime's enjoyment of poetry.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrated in colour and black and white
  • 0192760556
  • 9780192760555

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From two experienced British anthologists, a well-intended but unimpressive collection of verse: 200-odd poems in large format, without formal arrangement. Beginning with nursery rhymes and word-games, the book cuts from one subject to the next - everyday life, animals, etc. - with the reader left to infer the plan. British poets predominate; Rachel Field, Robert Frost, Gwendolynn Brooks, and Laura E. Richards are among missing Americans. The illustrations (uncredited except under "acknowledgements") are often crowded and rarely distinguished. No author or subject index. A disappointing follow-up to Edward Blishen's splendid Oxford Book of Poetry for Children (1963), with which this should not be confused. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

About Michael Harrison

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.show more

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