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Under The North Star

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Published April 27th 1981 by Faber Children's Books (first published March 31st 1981)
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Jan 28, 2014 madeline rated it liked it
Glorious art.
I really enjoyed the poetry, especially the piece entitled An Evening Seal. Rich and well spoken. However, in many of his poems, the words felt excessive... And it felt a chore to read some of them. All in all though, it was still an enjoyable escape.
Dec 18, 2009 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, art
The 4 stars are really for Baskin's illustrations rather than Hughes poetry which, while demonstrating flashes of brilliance, is not his best. I ordered this because I had met the artist many years ago at a showing of his insect images, at which I was working. He is a very nice guy, friendly, intelligent and unpretentious. I am a bit surprised to see from the cover blurb that he and Hughes have done multiple projects together, because I felt that while the images and poems suited one another on ...more
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Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children's writer, known as Ted Hughes. His most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.

The dialect of Hughes's native West Riding area of Yorkshire set the tone of his verse. At Pembroke College, Cambridge, he found folklore and anthropology of particular
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