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Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection

Written by Michael Rosen

Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series

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Age 9+ This is an invaluable introduction to poets and poetry, with lively biographical sketches and fascinating notes written by Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, this is a classic collection to be read from cover to cover and back again or just dipped into from time.

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Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection Synopsis

Part of a series which brings together some of the best-loved stories, this title includes over eighty of the memorable poems written in the English language, from William Blake's "The Tyger" to Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky". Selected by Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, accompanied by his lively biographical sketches and notes, this is a classic collection that is complemented brilliantly by some fine illustrations by Paul Howard.

A word from the illustrator Paul Howard:

'The idea of illustrating 'classic poetry' terrified me at first - but to my great surprise this worked in my favour and I found myself embarking on a fantastic voyage of discovery.  I found myself drawing, painting, doing lino-cuts, mono-prints and pastels and when I was battling to understand some of the poems Michael Rosen would read them to me aloud.  Listening to him was like clearing a misty window and letting the sun pour in.'

A word from Michael Rosen:

This is a book of classic poetry, which is a way of saying that you'll meet here poems that have lasted for many years, sometimes several hundreds of years.  In that time they have remained popular; they've gone on mattering to people; many people have thought they said things in a memorable way.'

 

Twelve large format classic children's books illustrated by today's finest artists will be published this year, perfect  for building the definitive children's classic library:

The Wind in the Willows - January

Classic Poetry - February

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - March

The Secret Garden - April

The Jungle Book - May

Alice through the Looking Glass - June

Moby-Dick - July

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen - August

A Christmas Carol - September

Classic Fairy Tales - October

Gulliver's Travels - November

Pinocchio - December

Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection Press Reviews

'page after beautifully designed page, it offers a fresh, personal choice of poems that have gone on 'mattering to people'.' Times Educational Supplement

 

'Sensitively illustrated by Paul Howard, this is a glorious book for every child to grow up with.' Guardian

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ISBN: 9781406317435
Publication date: 02/02/2009
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406317435
Publication date: 2nd February 2009
Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Anthologies

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Join Michael Rosen as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest reading lesson at 10am on Tues. 15 July. Watch below. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? ...

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