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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse By Edited by Iona Opie

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse
by Edited by Iona Opie

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Featuring over 500 poems from more than a hundred authors, this anthology brings together the best known children's verse of the last five centuries. Notes on the authors are also provided to give the reader an interesting background to the individual poems.
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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse Summary


The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Edited by Iona Opie

This book brings together the most notable verse that has been written for children over the past five hundred years. Based on a fresh examination of the sources of children's literature, the book contains more than three hundred poems by well over a hundred named authors (a fifth of them American) arranged chronologically, from Chaucer and Lydgate to T. S. Eliot and Ogden Nash. The volume thus offers a conspectus of verse-writing for children in the English language; and the notes on the authors, at the end of the volume, which form almost a directory to those who have written the best verse for the young, deal in particular with the background to the poems given here. This book is intended for parents, lovers of poetry, children.

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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse Reviews


"A wonderful collection of poetry that has stood the 'test of times.'"--Elaine Kitchings, Jacksonville University
"The Oxford Book of Children's Verse was first published in 1973, and has long been recognized as an essential companion for 'the mature of all ages, no matter how young.'"--Yellow Brick Road
"This is a sophisticated collection ranging from the medieval to the modern, with poems of interest to all ages."--Ann Lloyd Merriman, Between the Bookends


"A wonderful collection of poetry that has stood the 'test of times.'"--Elaine Kitchings, Jacksonville University
"The Oxford Book of Children's Verse was first published in 1973, and has long been recognized as an essential companion for 'the mature of all ages, no matter how young.'"--Yellow Brick Road
"This is a sophisticated collection ranging from the medieval to the modern, with poems of interest to all ages."--Ann Lloyd Merriman, Between the Bookends

"A wonderful collection of poetry that has stood the 'test of times.'"--Elaine Kitchings, Jacksonville University
"The Oxford Book of Children's Verse was first published in 1973, and has long been recognized as an essential companion for 'the mature of all ages, no matter how young.'"--Yellow Brick Road
"This is a sophisticated collection ranging from the medieval to the modern, with poems of interest to all ages."--Ann Lloyd Merriman, Between the Bookends


"A wonderful collection of poetry that has stood the 'test of times.'"--Elaine Kitchings, Jacksonville University


"The Oxford Book of Children's Verse was first published in 1973, and has long been recognized as an essential companion for 'the mature of all ages, no matter how young.'"--Yellow Brick Road


"This is a sophisticated collection ranging from the medieval to the modern, with poems of interest to all ages."--Ann Lloyd Merriman, Between the Bookends


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GOR001391036
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Edited by Iona Opie
Edited by Iona Opie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1994-11-03
439
0192823493
9780192823496
N/A
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