The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems

Written by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

5+ readers   7+ readers   Poetry    
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Age 5+. There are a host of familiar and well-loved poems in this beautifully presented anthology. Dipping in and drawing out classic favourites such as W.H Auden’s 'The Night Mail' with its rolling rhythm that matches the sound of the train or Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s magisterial 'Kubla Khan' is a delight while the addition of a handful of contemporary poems by John Agard, Roger Mcgough and Brian Patten serves as a reminder that there are always wonderful new poems to add to the list. A perfect introduction to poetry.


The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

A beautifully illustrated anthology of classic poetry for children to treasure for a lifetime. This rich and varied selection includes some of the best-loved poems of the last five centuries. With almost one hundred poems to choose from, including such favourites as 'The Lady of Shalott', 'Kubla Khan', and 'The Night Mail', and with contributions from Shelley, Blake, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Philip Larkin, and Roger McGough among many others.


'An excellent selection of great poems ... read one a day' - The Sunday Telegraph

'A celebration of the very best in children's poetry' - The Guardian

'Oxford poetry anthologies are the best' - The Sunday Times

About the Author

Michael Harrison was born and educated in Oxford and later went to Durham University, where he gained a BA in Philosophy. He then taught at a farm school in North Queensland, Australia as a member of the Bush Brotherhood. He milked the herd of cows daily and travelled the bush taking services and funerals. Michael returned to Oxford to get a teaching qualification (A.C.E.) at the University, and has since taught in Hartlepool, London, and now in Oxford.

In his own words:

Michael has worked extensively with Christopher Stuart-Clark and their anthologies, including The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems and The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, are regarded as some of the nation’s best.

Michael is married with two sons and lives in Oxford.

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160 pages


Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st September 2011




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