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The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

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The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children is a treasury of great poems chosenfor the sheer pleasure theyoffer to readers of all ages. Compiler Gillian Avery's aim was to avoid condescending to children and"to assemble a collection of poems that the owner will not outgrow." With that in mind, she has included very few works that were written solely for a young audience. ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 27th 1994 by Everyman's Library
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Thomas Fackler
Apr 29, 2008 Thomas Fackler rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those who want a solid compilation of classic British poetry that is, on the face, "clean".
Recommended to Thomas by: Lonnie "the Penguin-buster" Feronzo
I read some poetry to Elizah every morning to get her going. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I suppose it gets me going as well, but I've usually had a sniff of coffee at that point so my controls are a bit off. It also gives me an idea of how awake I am - based on how much I trip over punctuation and pronunciation.

We are only about 1/3 of the way through and this particular volume has been a superb compilation so far. It has all of the classic stuff in it such as Lewis Carroll, Sha
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Scott Pagel
Nov 03, 2013 Scott Pagel rated it liked it
This is a great collection of over 250 classic poems. I think it has great value as a reference of good poetry, but I question how many children will be passionate about this book and these poems. Older children will be more interested but younger children will likely be far more interested in Silverstein, Florian, and other modern poets. This anthology groups the poems into several categories: Rhymes and Nonsense; The Year and Its Seasons; Journeys and Places; Spells, Magic and Mystery; Strange ...more
Suzanne Vincent
Jul 03, 2011 Suzanne Vincent rated it it was amazing
I've been impressed with the whole Everyman series of books. Most of them are of classic books, many with copies of the original illustrations. Beautifully done series of books that are bound nicely but not so nicely that they're overpriced. Young families with children who would read or have these books read to them should be able to afford them.
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