The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems
Written by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark
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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
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Oxford University Press
1st September 2011