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Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling (Poetry for Young People)

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“With dedication to the structure, rhythm, and rhyme of his craft, Kipling created poetry that, when read aloud, sings to its audience in every phase. Sharpe’s exquisite paintings illustrate the exotic quality of the verse. Vibrant colors reflect the strong emotions of each poem…A worthy addition.” – School Library Journal
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Sterling (first published 2000)
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Brianna
Feb 21, 2014 Brianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-related
I really liked how there was a history given behind Rudyard Kipling at the beginning of the book. It allowed me to understand where he is coming from in his poems. I also liked how each poem has a description of what it was about and what the poem's purpose was. For those unfamiliar words to our day, I love how the definitions were included for several words found in the poems. My only problem with the book is that they included a portion of the poems and rarely did the full poem. Being able to ...more
Becky B
A selection of 28 of Kipling's poems (or parts of poems) meant to introduce young people to the famous poet. There is an intro with a short biography of the author/poet.

I thought that this collection had a nice variety of Kipling's poetry. The editor did a great job of introducing the poems and explaining them for kids. The glossaries on each page of probably unfamiliar words are also very helpful. For the most part the illustrations served to enhance the poetry, there was only one of the pages
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Megan
Sep 27, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling" contains 28 of Kipling's poems. Sharpe's vibrant paintings illustrate the verse, whether of animals in the jungle or ships at sea. The emotions in all of the characters whether human or animal are conveyed very well by these illustrations. Each poem contains background information at the top of the page and unfamiliar words defined at the bottom of the page. The introduction gives details on events of Kipling's life and their relationship to his work. I ...more
Johncady
Sep 26, 2012 Johncady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a life-long fan of Rudyard Kipling and was read many of his poems by my parents as a child. I grew up on "Barrack Room Ballads" and "Just So Stories" (I can still recite Gunga-Din by heart), and this compilation is perfect for young readers. The illustrations help to give a visual representation of the poem itself, which is important for children who are reading poetry. Poetry can create a reality for the reader, but children may have trouble understanding metaphor and thus may misin ...more
Michal Crum
Aug 28, 2015 Michal Crum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of poetry picture books is just excellent. I think we underestimate what kids can enjoy and understand. These are not all children's poems, but my young boys (ages 6 and 8) really have enjoyed them. Because they are in a picture-book format we read them over and over. Kipling may be the best author for boys between the ages of 4 and 8--both his stories and poems.
Linda Lipko
Sep 01, 2009 Linda Lipko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kipling's poetry is astounding. I was reminded of how wonderful his writing is when re-reading some of these incredible, concise poems wherein each and every word is used wisely. There is a rhythmic lint and tone in each sentence that conveys sharp, immediate images.

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about friendship and the following piece was timely:

The Thousandth Man

One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother
And it's worth while seeking him half your days
If you find
...more
Brooke
Sep 27, 2012 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rudyard Kipling is the man that wrote the famous book The Jungle Book, which was also made into a Disney movie. This book is a composition of his poems written. The poems were written in the early 1900s and you can tell. I don't think the material is something any children would actually understand now days. The illustrations are very interesting though. They are very similar to those of The Jungle Book. And actually, that is what came to mind whenever I saw the illustrations throughout the book ...more
Kirsten Hobbs
Dec 27, 2010 Kirsten Hobbs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this is a remarkable man. I grabbed his book of poems on a whim, and I loved his writing! Thoughtful and inspiring, and certainly beautiful. After reading the poems, I noticed at the beginning is a 3 page bio about him. He has a triumphant life story, and I am eager to learn more about him. Certainly eager to read more from him.
Theresa
Apr 30, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Theresa
Apr 30, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
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
Theresa
Jul 26, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
a good selection of poems and pictures that relate to the poems
Dayna Smith
Feb 09, 2014 Dayna Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
An amazing introduction to Kipling's poetry.
Seamus
May 15, 2009 Seamus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is ok but i don"t like poetry
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