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This was the first "real" poetry anthology I ever owned, and I still have it. The editor never condescends to young readers: you'll find a couple of T.S. Eliot's cat poems in this collection, but you'll also find his "Journey of the Magi." Lewis Carroll and Robert Louis Stevenson are represented, but so are Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Edith Sitwell, Byron, Ezra Pound, and any number of other poets who didn't write specifically for children. I was given this collection at age 8, and read most...more