Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls by H'F'

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Helen Josephine Ferris
Doubleday, 1957 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 598 pages
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Graves, Langston Hughes and Kate Greenaway are just a few of the classic and contemporary poets represented in this comprehensive collection of over 700 poems. Divided into 18 diverse categories to make both browsing and more specific reading easy and fun.

"This volume stands out for the comprehensiveness of its selection."--Horn Book.

 

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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

Contents

Me Walter de la Mare
5
The Secret Cavern Margaret Widdemer
11
The CaveBoy Laura E Richards
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Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was a beloved and award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children's books, perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. His books include The Little Island (for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1947), The Golden Egg Book, and The Golden Bunny.

Helen Ferris (1890-1969) edited numerous books for young readers and was editor-in-chief of the Junior Literary Guild from 1929-1959.

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