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The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Heirloom-quality poetry anthology - all ages

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Encourage a love of language by reading aloud from this outstanding poetry anthology. Magnificent, luminous illustrations and the breadth of the collection set this volume apart from the many poetry books for children.

Childhood favorites, such as Milne's Furry Bear and Stevenson's The Land of Counterpane, are rendered freshly appealing here, juxtaposed with more mature selections, such as Langston Hughes' Dreams and Rainer Maria Rilke's The Panther.

When read aloud, these poems beautifully capture the music of Western poetry. The collection reflects the full range of human experience, from the wonder of childhood to the tragedy of war. 74 poems indexed by title, author, and first line. Hardcover, 128 pages.

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The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

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Poets: W.H. Auden; William Blake; George Mackay Brown; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Lord George Gordon Byron; Lewis Carroll; G.K. Chesterton; Robert Clairmont; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; E.E. Cummings; W.H. Davies; Walter de la Mare; Emily Dickinson; John Donne; John Drinkwater; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Eleanor Farjeon; Rachel Field; Robert Frost; James Hogg; Langston Hughes; Ted Hughes; Leigh Hunt; Rudyard Kipling; Edward Lear; Laurie Lee; Henry S. Leigh; Vachel Lindsay; Amy Lowell; John Gillespie Magee Jr.; Andrew Marvell; John Masefield; Irene McCleod; Edna St. Vincent Millay; A.A. Milne; John Milton; Lilian Moore; Marianne Moore; Ogden Nash; Alfred Noyes; Thomas Love Peacock; Sylvia Plath; Edgar Allan Poe; Kathleen Raine; Alastair Reid; E.V. Rieu; Rainer Maria Rilke; Isaac Rosenberg; Christina Rossetti; Siegfried Sassoon; William Shakespeare; Stevie Smith; Wallace Stevens; Robert Louis Stevenson; Lord Alfred Tennyson; Dylan Thomas; J.R.R. Tolkien; Louis Untermeyer; Walt Whitman; William Carlos Williams; William Wordsworth; W.B. Yeats.