The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems

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  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 188 x 252 x 16mm | 557.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrated in colour and black and white
  • 0192762028
  • 9780192762023
  • 1,170,987

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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 very productive partnership as the editors and compilers of a number of Oxford anthologies, including The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, The Oxford Book of Animal Poems, Bright Star Shining and The Oxford Book of Story more

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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."--Publishers Weeklyshow more

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