Favorite Poems Old And New by Helen FerrisFavorite Poems Old And New by Helen Ferris

Favorite Poems Old And New

Selected ByHelen FerrisIllustratorLeonard Weisgard

Picture Books | September 1, 1957

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Over 700 classic and modern poems written by poets from William Shakespeare to J. R. R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes, and covering a range of favorite topics—pets, playtime, family, nature, and nonsense—ensure that there’s a poem to please every child. A truly comprehensive collection that is the ideal way of introducing children to the joys of reading poetry.
Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was a beloved and award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children’s books, perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. His books include The Little Island (for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1947), The Golden Egg Book, and The Golden Bunny.Helen Ferris (1890-1969) ...
Title:Favorite Poems Old And NewFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:640 pages, 9.5 × 6.38 × 2 inPublished:September 1, 1957Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385076967

ISBN - 13:9780385076968

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Poems Old & New An excellent book of poetry which I enjoyed as a child. Vivid and unforgettable entertainment for our own daughter who recently asked me if she could have my copy for her 1-year old daughter.....It seems we can't get her started on poetry soon enough, and know that we will find something age appropriate in this book even for her!
Date published: 2000-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Poems Old & New This is the best collection of children's poems you will find! With over 550 pages, this book contains works from the classics (Longfellow, Frost, Stevenson, Lewis Caroll and others) and from lesser known poets as well. From poems about me and my family to the epic tale of Paul Revere's Ride, this book has them all!
Date published: 2000-08-21

Editorial Reviews

“Among this abundance of funny poems, serious poems, story poems, poetic prose from the Bible, parents will find almost all those they want to share with their children. It makes a fat, generous, attractive book.”—Christian Science Monitor

“If your children don’t like poetry, expose them to this collection . . . and I defy them to resist its magic.”—Kirkus Reviews