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The Children's Own Longfellow

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This handsome volume contains eight of the most popular of Longfellow's poems, including "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "The Village Blacksmith," "Paul Revere's Ride," and excerpts from "The Song of Hiawatha."  This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Poetry)
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published September 9th 1908 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Caroline
Read this for a challenge. Poetry is really not for me.
Felicity
Sep 29, 2009 Felicity rated it it was ok
I read this in one day. So it is pretty short. It's only 104 pages long. I normally hate poem books. Well, they are OK...but...I guess they just aren't exciting enough. Haha! This one had a couple story/poems in it and one of the stories was a poem but it didn't rhyme and I know some poems don't rhyme but it made it hard to read because they would split up the sentances. I don't know...you would just have to see. But my favorite poem of all was Paul Revere's ride. =)
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Jan 19, 2009 Cindi rated it it was amazing
I haven't completely finished this book yet, but I'm just loving Longfellow's poetry. I remember one poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" from my school days and snippets of others from the Anne of Green Gables movie. They are really, really lovely to read aloud, but some are just tragic!
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Not having read anything by Longfellow since my school days, I had forgotten what a masterful poet he was.
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Just catching up on some poetry that I never read as a kid. Quick and easy.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a prof
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