Knock At A Star: A Child's Introduction To Poetry by X. J. Kennedy

Knock At A Star: A Child's Introduction To Poetry

byX. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. KennedyIllustratorKaren Lee Baker

Paperback | September 1, 1999

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The perfect classic anthology of poetry for today's young readers.

A classic poetry anthology, Knock at a Star contains lively, interesting poems from the most beloved writers and poets of our time, past and present, including Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Jack Prelutsky, Mary Ann Hoberman, and more!

This anthology contains special kinds of poetry, such as haikus, songs, and limerick, and discusses with the reader what poems can do: make you laugh, send messages, and teach you about images and rhythm.

A collection that is joyously assembled and will be joyously read!

About The Author

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the ev...

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Title:Knock At A Star: A Child's Introduction To PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316488003

ISBN - 13:9780316488006

Appropriate for ages: 8

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A collection of poems arranged in such catagories as poems that make you smile, send messages, or share feelings; poems that contain "beats that repeat" or "word play"; and special kinds of poems such as limericks, songs, and haiku.