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A child's introduction to poetry

Author: Michael Driscoll; Meredith Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Kit : Audio book, etc. : Primary school   Visual material   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging journey through the history and highlights of the world's poetry covers everything from epics and odes to nonsense verse and haikus, and includes a full-length CD! Hey there! I'm Professor Driscoll, and I'll be your guide as we explore the wonderful world of poetry, a fun and exciting place where anything can happen through the magic power of words. Get ready to visit imaginary lands filled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Books with discs
Nonfiction
Juvenile works
Poetry
Children's poetry
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Material Type: Kit, Audio book, etc., Primary school
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Driscoll; Meredith Hamilton
ISBN: 1579122825 9781579122829
OCLC Number: 52822448
Performer(s): Anne Bobby, John Kolvenbach.
Description: 90, [6] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (digital; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introducing Professor Driscoll: Rhymes and their reasons: Poems of cradles and bough-breakings, too, moon-jumping cows and ten kids in a shoe (Nursery rhymes) --
Rhymes that prompt laughter (If that's what you're after) (Nonsense verse) --
Nineteen lines but just two rhymes (Villanelle) --
There once was a poem so outrageous, read aloud, it became quite contagious (Limerick) --
Haikus have three lines and seventeen syllables simple, beautiful (Haiku) --
Gather round for a story of heroes and glory (Narrative verse) --
My dear, aren't you smitten by these words that I've written? (Lyric verse) --
Poem fantastic (Though usually old) that may teach a lesson (So it's often retold) (Ballad) --
Sheep, shepherds, and other sappy stuff (Pastoral) --
Poems of feelings and hearts shining bright (They're a pleasure to hear, but a devil to write) (Sonnet) --
When you haven't got time to think of a rhyme (Free verse) --
Alphabet poems, riddles, epitaphs, and other unusual styles (Poems peculiar) --
Poetry's greats: Rulers of rhyme, legends of the lyric and superstars of the spoken word: First poet: Homer (c. 700-800 B.C.) --
Bard: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) --
Free spirit: John Milton (1608-1674) --Artist: William Blake (1757-1827) --
People's poet: William Wordsworth (1770-1850) --
Daughter, wife, and poet: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) --
Poet of "Fantastic Terrors": Edgar Allan Poe --
Rebel without applause: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) --
Voice of America: Walt Whitman (1819-1892) --
Poet of heaven and earth: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) --
Poems of everyday beauty: Robert Frost (1875-1963) --
Adventurer: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) --
Englishman in Bombay: Rudyard Kipling (1863-1936) --
Good poet for bad children: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) --
American spirit: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) --
Thinker: W.H. Auden (1907-1973) --
Brave new voice: Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
Beat of the city: Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919- ) --
Irish eye: Seamus Heaney (1939- ) --
Visions of Mexico: Octavio Paz (1914-1998) --
Caged bird's song: Maya Angelou (1928- ).
Responsibility: Michael Driscoll ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.
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