The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems


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Oxford University Press, USA
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8.01 X 9.94 X 0.31 inches | 0.74 pounds
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About the Author

Donald Hall is the author of many children's favorites, including The Ox-Cart Man (a Caldecott Medal winner), I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat and Lucy's Summer, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America (OUP, 1985). He has also written a dozen books of poetry, most recently
Without. He lives on a farm in New Hampshire.


"A must on a child's bookshelf... It's a book that won't gather much dust."--The Miami Herald

"This is not American poetry as dusty, dreary literature; it is a living portrait of the most vivid, imaginative poets of recent years.... Such a marvellous collection of styles of both poems and art is a treasure."--Big Apple Parent

"You'll enjoy sharing old favorites such as 'The Three Little Kittens' and 'Casey at the Bat, ' as well as playful works by e. e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Carl Sandburg. But there are also wonderful poems from contemporary writers. Illustrations are by famed artists, ranging from Beatrix Potter to Pablo Picasso."--Sesame Street Parents

"An illustrated collection of children's poems that was made to be shared. The editor has carefully selected 81 lovely poems that are representative of American literature, history, and culture... This isn't the kind of book that will sit on your shelf with white pages and gleaming cover. It will be lovingly treasured by adults and--inevitably--properly abused by children."--The Bloomsbury Review

"An appealing array of black-and-white and full-color fine-art reproductions.... [The] Native American pieces that open this book and the diverse voices of the late 20th century add a welcome dimension. There's a strong strain of humor throughout, but small quiet poems, lullabies, and odes to special moments are abundant too.... An inviting treasury for family and classroom sharing and an elegant gift book as well."--School Library Journal (starred review)