Favorite Poems, Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls

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Helen Josephine Ferris
Doubleday, 1957 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 598 pages
Over 700 classic and modern poems written by poets from William Shakespeare to J. R. R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes, and covering a range of favorite topics—pets, playtime, family, nature, and nonsense—ensure that there’s a poem to please every child. A truly comprehensive collection that is the ideal way of introducing children to the joys of reading poetry.

Helen Ferris edited 17 books for young readers and was editor-in-chief of the Junior Literary Guild from 1929–1959.

Leonard Weisgard was one of the foremost illustrators in the children’s book field, with more than 200 books to his name.

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User Review  - DebraParmley - LibraryThing

I have a much used 1957 copy of this book which my grandmother used to read to me before I was in school. It's a wonderful selection of poems I have loved since I was a child. Some of these poems I still go back and read today. Many of them I memorized as a child and still remember. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Casey - Christianbook.com

Found this jewel through SonLight curriculum. I've never cared for poetry, but I really enjoy this book. If I didn't have the book my kids would barely hear any. Some of the poems about landscapes ... Read full review

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About the author (1957)

Margaret Wise Brown, who also wrote under the pseudonym of Golden MacDonald, published more than 100 books for children.
Leonard Weisgard illustrated more than 100 children's books.

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