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One of the most widely recited verses of the last century, Riley's poem brings to life the rustle and russet of the harvest season, its richness and its promise. Lang has beautifully interpreted this gentle bard from Indiana's poem in her own distinctive style. The rich, smooth colors are a delight to the eye and the text bounces with life. A classic read-aloud that any yo ...more
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Published May 1st 1995 by Turtleback Books (first published 1991)
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Janet
A nicely illustrated of one of my favorite poems. Brief info on James Whitcomb Riley, i. e. that he used the dialect in hia poetry, which finally made me understand why I say "tossel" instead of "tassel", I had listened to that word as used by the elders of my community.
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Jan 12, 2014 Pinky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been spelling it wrong all these years!

Can't wait to read this!
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Jul 11, 2012 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite poet.
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James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849, in Greenfield, Indiana, to local attorney Reuben A. Riley and his wife, Elizabeth (Marine) Riley, in a small cabin. His parents named him after James Whitcomb, the governor of Indiana. Riley was influenced by many of the visitors to his father's home. In particular, he was able to pick up the cadence and character of the dialect of central Indiana ...more
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