The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

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This beautifully illustrated collection combines the traditional with the up-to-date, and is guaranteed to start any child off on a lifetime's enjoyment of poetry. Michael Harrison and Chris Stuart-Clark are compilers of many successful poetry books including The Oxford Book of Story Poems , A Year Full of Poems , The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems , The Oxford Book of Animal Poems , and Bright Star Shining . This very successful anthology is now in paperback. This book is intended for interest age: 4 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 187.96 x 254 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrated in colour and black and white
  • 019276134X
  • 9780192761347

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"Among the 200 selections is something to please almost everyone."--Booklist"(A) fine classic addition to anyone's poetry library."--The Reading Teacher"A book rich in words."--School Library Journal"Filled with playful, toe-tapping rhymes.... The book will find favor with those who enjoy jaunty variety."--Publisher's Weeklyshow more

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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

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