The Oxford Treasury of Christmas Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Christmas Poems

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Here is a beautiful Christmas collection for young children. It contains poems on the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, and all aspects of the traditional Christmas story. In addition to the traditional carols and songs, the editors have brought together modern poems that show how the children of today rejoice at Yuletide. Presents and festivities, food and families, and the snow and ice of winter--they are all celebrated in this beautiful anthology, packed with color illustrations on every page. Some of the poets featured include Eleanor Farjeon, Roger McGough, Charles Causley, Wes Magee, Michael Rosen, U. A. Fanthorpe, and Grace Nicholls. All illustrations have been specially commissioned for the book. "How will you your Christmas keep? Feasting, fasting, or asleep? Will you laugh or will you pray, or will you forget the day?" (from Keeping Christmas by Eleanor Farjeon) "They chopped her down in some far wood A week ago, Shook from her dark green spikes her load Of gathered snow, And brought her home at last, to be Our Christmas show." (from The Christmas Tree by John Walsh) "Winter crept through the whispering wood, hushing fir and oak; crushed each leaf and froze each web-- but never a word he spoke." (from Winter by Judith Nicholls)show more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 204.2 x 262.9 x 14.2mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192762249
  • 9780192762245

About Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark have had a long and fruitful partnership as compilers and editors of a number of poetry anthologies. Some of these are The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems, The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems, and The Oxford Book of Story Poems.show more

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"Attractively styled, colorfully illustrated collection of poems, carols, and traditional songs.... Most of the poets and even some of the traditional verses will be new to American readers.... The four artists commissioned to create the illustrations have varying, distinct styles that add greatly to the appeal of the compilation."--School Library Journal "Attractively styled, colorfully illustrated collection of poems, carols, and traditional songs.... Most of the poets and even some of the traditional verses will be new to American readers.... The four artists commissioned to create the illustrations have varying, distinct styles that add greatly to the appeal of the compilation."--School Library Journal "Attractively styled, colorfully illustrated collection of poems, carols, and traditional songs.... Most of the poets and even some of the traditional verses will be new to American readers.... The four artists commissioned to create the illustrations have varying, distinct styles that add greatly to the appeal of the compilation."--School Library Journal "Attractively styled, colorfully illustrated collection of poems, carols, and traditional songs.... Most of the poets and even some of the traditional verses will be new to American readers.... The four artists commissioned to create the illustrations have varying, distinct styles that add greatlyto the appeal of the compilation."--School Library Journalshow more

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