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Down-Adown-Derry: A Book Of Fairy Poems

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Hardcover, 3rd Edition, 195 pages
Published 1924 by Henry Holt and Company (first published 1922)
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Dec 03, 2013 Silverin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you like fairy-tales or children's poetry
A cute collection of fairy poems by Walter de la Mare with beautiful illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

The Fairies Dancing:

I heard the fairies in a ring
Sing as they tripped a lilting round
Soft as the moon on wavering wing.


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I might read more of this later - for now I'm glad to see it's on and the pictures are delightful.
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Walter John de la Mare was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and The Listeners. He was descended from a family of French Huguenots, and was educated at St Paul's School. His first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eig ...more
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