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This delightful, interactive journey through the history of the world's poetry now includes a removable poster and access to downloadable audio, allowing kids to listen and learn as they experience the magic of the spoken word.
Poetry can be fun -- especially when we can read it, hear it, and discover its many delights. A Child's Introduction to Poetry joyously introduces kids (and parents) to the greatest poets in history -- from Homer and Shakespeare to Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou -- and provides excellent examples of their work and commentary on what makes it so special and everlasting. The book covers every style of poem, from epics and odes, to nonsense verse and haikus, and is filled with examples of each one.
This multimedia package encourages children to listen, read, and learn, and opens the door to a lifetime of appreciation of a rich literary tradition. Also included is a removable, fold-out poster of "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, one of history's most iconic poems.
About the Author
Michael Driscoll is a senior publishing editor at Wall Street Journal. He is an award-winning news writer and editor who has contributed to Reuters, the Associated Press, L.A. Weekly and the New York Daily News, among other publications. He is the author of A Child's Introduction to Poetry and the editor of many books for children and adults. He lives in New York City, but grew up gazing at the wide-open skies of Texas.
Meredith Hamilton has illustrated nine books in the Child's Intro series. Her other illustration work includes apps for children, cookbooks, and Steuben glass. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.