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Superb treasury of time-honored poetic gems includes Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter," Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," Eugene Field's "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," Emily Dickinson's "I’m Nobody! Who are you?," Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Swing," many more. Printed in large, easy-to-read type. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standard ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 18th 1992 by Dover Publications
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Laura Verret
May 16, 2015 Laura Verret rated it liked it
I love Dover Thrift editions, so that made reading Favorite Poems of Childhood a real pleasure. I should say a double pleasure, though, because it was a collection of poetry, so that made reading it an inherently pleasurable experience.


The book was only ninety pages, but it managed to pack a punch of eighty four poems and featured prime authors such as Christina Rossetti, William Blake, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lord Tennyson, Eugene Field, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and lots of others. It cont
Natalie Fullmer
Great poetry, my kids always enjoy these.
May 12, 2009 Jeannie rated it really liked it
Has 2 of my favorite poems ("My Shadow" & "Who Has Seen the Wind?") as well as some childhood favorites and new ones.

"Who Has Seen the Wind?"
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing thro'.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.
- Christina Rossetti
We finally made it through this! We read a few poems once a week so it took us a while. The boys liked some, didn't understand some, sometimes asked for more and other times told me to end it all early. This is a nice collection with simple drawings here and there. It's a nice collection to have in the house.
Oct 09, 2015 Tiph rated it liked it
interesting collection of poems. Some were fun, other odd and difficult to understand even for me. But overall, a good way to introduce a child to poetry. But overall, a good way to introduce a child to poetry. We read a few poems each week throughout the school year.
Jul 31, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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A wonderful collection. Very short and easy way to add poetry to our day.
Caristy Olson
May 24, 2015 Caristy Olson rated it really liked it
A great variety of poems to introduce young and old to poetry.
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