Poetry for Children

Poetry for Children

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This is a beautiful treasury of poetry for older children, featuring a selection of work from classic and modern poets including Shakespeare, Byron, Ted Hughes and Wendy Cope, alongside all new original poetry by Sam Taplin. The poems cover many different themes and moods, and are chosen to show children how inspiring, powerful and magical poems can be. It is gorgeously illustrated by Kristina Swarner. It is a fantastic gift for any child to cherish.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 236 x 276 x 18mm | 860g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0746084153
  • 9780746084151
  • 50,053

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A wonderful blend of classic and contemporary writing * Parent Talk * Poems for children should be strong on visual appeal too. Children's poetry is generally illustrated, especially that for younger children, which greatly increases the sensuous impact of the poetry book on the reader. Pictures by Masumi Farukawa, Cathy Shimmen and Kristina Swamer add to the enchantment of three collections of children's poetry from Usborne: Poems for Little Children, Poems for Young Children and The Usborne Book of Poetry. * Writing Magazine * Recommended in the Guardian Christmas books for kids podcast, Christmas 2009. * The Guardian Books Podcast * Some people bemoan the lack of new books of classic children's verse but here's one published with full-colour suggestive art work. * Michael Rosen * The Usborne Book of Poetry, collected by Sam Taplin, illustrated by Kristinn Swarner, is a handsome new hardback which would make a good gift. It has spacious pages, sparkling colour and silk bookmarks to mark your favourites. It is full of traditional plums from poets such as Kipling, Hardy, Lear and Tennyson as well as poems from the era marked by Frost, Larkin and Hughes. There are also newer poets like Kit Wright and Richard Edwards and two good poems from the compiler. A collection to be browsed by young readers and serve as a useful reference for adults. * Carousel *
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About Sam Taplin

Sam Taplin grew up in a beautiful valley in Yorkshire, where he dreamed of being a writer, and after three years reading other people's books at university he started writing his own for Usborne. He's been doing it ever since. When he's not writing about lonely rabbits or inquisitive bears, he likes doing card tricks, writing songs and playing long games of chess by the fire.
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