Collected Poems for Children

By Hughes, Ted

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ISBN
978-0-37431-429-3
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Gr 2-6 Hughes penned more than 250 poems expressly for children, which were previously published in "The Mermaid's Purse, The Cat and the Cuckoo, Season Songs", and others. Now they are gathered together in one book beginning with the volumes most suited for elementary-age children and progressing in complexity. Some of Hughes's witty and irreverent verses require sophisticated and pa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2007

Lucky are the children who receive this collection, for they will experience the world through the exquisitely tuned words of Ted Hughes. The book begins with a seal birthing awake into the sea: "There bobbed up a head / With eyes as wild / And wide and dark / As a famine child." And ends with a lamb dying into the chaotic abyss: "Stripped and stunned, keeps her battered direction— / She knows who it is, still alive out there, / That castaway voice / Where heaven break...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

The book begins with a seal birthing awake into the sea and ends with a lamb dying into the chaotic abyss. In betwe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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