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The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse By Edited by Neil Philip

The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse
by Edited by Neil Philip

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An anthology of over 350 poems written for children by 200 poets between the years 1715 to 1995, including American, African American, Caribbean/Black British, Australian and Canadian poets, with the emphasis on modern work.
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The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse Summary

The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Edited by Neil Philip

Like its predecessor, Iona and Peter Opie's Oxford Book of Children's Verse, this is an anthology of poetry written for children. It begins in the eighteenth century and ends in 1995, with the emphasis on modern work, and the explosion of talent that has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic in the last 25 years. This is a book bursting with vitality and variety: over 350 poems by more than 200 poets, in which narrative poems, concrete verse and performance poetry with poems of the classroom and playground. Acute observation and language new-made inform all these poems, which represent the ethnic and cultural diversity of contemporary writing for children ranging from African American and Aborigine to Caribbean/Black British and New Zealand and Canadian. Familiar names such as Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling and A. A. Milne happily lead on to new generations: Charles Causley, Ted Hughes, Roger McGough, Allan Ahlberg, Jackie Kay and many more. The result is an exuberant anthology whose contents speak with humour, passion, and insight to the child reader: it is a pudding packed with plums.

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About Edited by Neil Philip

Neil Philip is Editorial Director of Albion Press, author, anthologist and reviewer.

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The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Edited by Neil Philip
Edited by Neil Philip
Oxford Books of Verse
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