Inspire a lifelong love of language—and give kids a head start in school!—with this outstanding poetry collection. To improve reading comprehension, luminous watercolor paintings illustrate the 70 famous poems, which are arranged by life stages and cover a wide range of common human experiences. From Shakespeare to Stevenson and Milton to Moore, iconic English-language poetry comes alive in this breathtaking gift book that they'll never outgrow. Features an introduction from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Hardcover with dust jacket edition (currently on sale) is an older edition. To purchase the latest edition, our full-price hardcover is also available.
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Product Dimensions:11 x 9 inches
Page Count:128 pages
Age Range:Ages 10 years and up
Awards & Accolades
Winner of the National Parenting Publications Gold Award
NAPPA Gold Award, 2006
Silver Medal Winner, Moonbeam Awards, 2008
"One of those rare books that can stand on a bookshelf from birth through high school graduation" — Kidslitinformation.com
About the Contributors
Introduction by - Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed poet and playwright whose work is known and loved all over the world. She is the first woman to have held the position of Poet Laureate in Britain. Carol Ann lives in Manchester, UK, with her daughter, Ella.
Compiled and illustrated by - Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris has written and illustrated many books and has won international acclaim for her work. She trained as an illustrator at Bath Academy of Art, England and now lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales with her two children.