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Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg (Poetry for Young People)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  217 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
"The surrealistic illustrations, which appear to be rendered in pastels, are appealing; the soft edges and warm tones work well with Sandburg's imaginery."--SLJ. "The full-color illustrations are nothing short of breathtaking."--Parents. "...displays the range of everyday topics in which Sandburg found beauty, humor, or pathos....Unfamiliar words are helpfully defined in f ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 30th 1995 by Sterling
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Bryan
Feb 19, 2014 Bryan rated it really liked it
Poetry for Young People is a great poetry book for children, teens as well as parents and adults. I especially like the illustrations in the book by Steven Arcella This book has many different poems about many different things, from fog to arithmetic to the summer grass as well as many other poems. My favorite poem in the book is Jazz Fantasia. Sandburg does a great job evoking emotion with his adjectives in this poem. "moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome treetops, moan soft like you w ...more
Barbara
Poetry for young people is a great book for those who are big fans of poetry as well as Carl Sandburg. Although there are many different poetry for young people books out there, this focuses just on Carl Sandburg. I have not read many of his poems when I was younger but some that I really enjoyed was "A Father to his Son" and "All Day Long". I like that the book entails great poems by one author. The illustrations give meaning to the poems and in this book they are soft colors that help really e ...more
Andrea Ference
Sep 26, 2012 Andrea Ference rated it liked it
Poetry for Young People by Carl Sandburg are a collection of poems only written by Carl. These poems are intentionally written for young people but may also appeal to a wider audience. Carl Sanburg's poetry is often deep and meaning and gives us a glimpse of what his life is like. One of my favorite things that I most like about the book is that there are definitions at the end of each poem defining some of the more difficult words. I like the way the books are set up because it is almost like r ...more
Nicole
Sep 25, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
What first struck me as interesting about Sandburg's work was how informative his poems were. We learn a lot about the places he grew up in the poem like Chicago and Illinois. The pictures in the book are very vivid and real, his use of color is a beautiful collaboration of colors. They really help set the scene of the poems. What I also liked it how he defined words at the end that are common words children would skip over and never look up. This almost forces them to learn and use new vocabula ...more
Rachel Mclean
Sep 27, 2012 Rachel Mclean rated it it was amazing
First of all, the illustrations in this poetry for young children book are absolutely beautiful in every single way! I love that they are all done in colors that match with each poems tone so unbelievably perfectly. I gave this book five stars and it definitely deserves all five of them. Some of the poems do have some words that may be a little harder for some younger readers to understand. But this book has something special. It provides footnotes which give meanings for the words so that it ca ...more
Alena McCarthy
Dec 03, 2015 Alena McCarthy rated it really liked it
Poetry - See my review from Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
Beth
Jul 13, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Great introduction to Sandburg!
Mallory
Oct 12, 2009 Mallory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
This book is a collection of poems written by Carl Sandburg. These poems were created for "young people", but are written on topics that will appeal to a wide audience. This book of poetry is deep and meaningful; like all of Carl Sandburg's work. One of the things that I most like about the book is that there are definitions at the end of each poem defining some of the more difficult words. This will encourage students who might have been otherwise put off by the complexity of some of the poems.
 Barb Bailey
May 13, 2014 Barb Bailey rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, 2014
I really like Carl Sandburgs poetry. Some of these poems for Y/ A are very good , others were just ok for me. The illustrations were beautifully done. 3.5 stars
Joe
Feb 26, 2012 Joe rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This was an interesting collection of poems from Carl Sandburg. It's a different style than most children might be used to. He doesn't use many rhyming but it's more about understanding his references to nature and his environment. It helps children understand that poetry isn't about rhyming works but about understanding concepts and ideas that the writer presents.
Robin Morris
Oct 14, 2013 Robin Morris rated it liked it
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Between Two Hills

This poem makes me want to curl up and have a good night sleep. The illustration has this haze over the town with one or two homes that still have their lights on. It makes me feel safe knowing everyone in the land will be dreaming while they rest.
CSlibrary
May 03, 2011 CSlibrary added it
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Part of the Poetry for young people collection, this volume includes the well-known and respected poems of Carl Sandburg. Sandburg's poems give readers insight to life in Illinois and Chicago where Sandburg resided.

Find it at Carlisle School 811 SAN
Theresa
Apr 30, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it
a good selection of poems
and information about the poems explaining them to children
i love the way this series presents the poems with beautiful pictures and explianations
Michelle
a whole series of Poetry for Young People--if this one is good, try Longfellow, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, etc. Rec. by Ann Voskamp.
Ann
Jun 07, 2008 Ann rated it liked it
Eh...can't say he's my favorite poet, but his work is fairly good...I think. I'm not a poet, so I can't really say.
Stephanie
Sandburg is a poet that is easily enjoyable and accessible to children, so we enjoyed this.
Rubi Salinas
Jul 12, 2011 Rubi Salinas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nice. I enjoyed the poems, they were peaceful and wistful.
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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat".

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