A Child's Treasury of Poems

Mark Daniel, Editor Dial Books $19.99 (153p) ISBN 978-0-8037-0330-8
This lavishly illustrated collection of 19th and early 20th century poems is extraordinarily beautiful. Gathered here are poems of such beloved authors as Tennyson, Kipling, Dickinson and Stevenson, loosely organized into categories that follow a child's activities from ""Daybreak'' to ``Sweet Dreams.'' The volume includes old favorites like Rossetti's ``The Wind,'' as well as a plethora of familiar English rhymes. But what makes this volume outstanding are its illustrations: 100 black-and-white engravings and full-color reproductions of splendid paintings that poignantly evoke the age they represent. Many of the works come from private collections never seen by the general public, and their selection gives the book a stunning freshness and design. In the tradition of the best art books, this volume will be treasured for years to come by children and adults alike. (All ages
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
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