The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems

The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems

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Oxford's Treasury of Classic Poems, all kinds of poems are collected together: old and new, short and long, funny and sad. Many of the poems are very famous and well-loved, but there are also some surprises and a few "classics-in-the-making." "Isabel met an enormous bear, Isabel, Isabel, didn't care..." Nonsense verse by Lear and Carroll, story poems by Tennyson and Keats, and funny poems by Belloc and Betjeman are joined by poems from modern poets such as Charles Causely, Ted Hughes, and e. e. cummings. The illustrations, in color and black and white, have been specially commissioned from a variety of artists, with each artist bringing a fresh interpretation to the more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189.5 x 254.8 x 14mm | 597.18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192761870
  • 9780192761873

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"150 high-quality pages of works.... I love this book; I walk renewed among its monuments."--Peter F. Neumeyer, Boston Sunday Globe"The 93 poems in this glorious collection have thrilled readers and performers for years, and the lines still sing to kids today."--Booklist"Assembled for children, this collection will please most of us of any age.... A wonderfully balanced collection, with the nonsense poems we all love, story poems, ... emotionally moving, enigmatic poems, something to please any reader. And the illustrations really do add a dimension that helps clarify the meaning and mood of the poetry."--Kliatt"Will provide children with the essential opportunity to employ their imaginations, question their relationship to the world around them, and deepen their perceptions about nature and human feelings.... The book is marvelously illustrated by 10 artists."--Memphis Commercial Appealshow more

About Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark have compiled many successful anthologies for OUP, including The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, The Oxford Treasury of Children's Stories, The New Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, and The Oxford Book of Christmas more

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