A Child's Introduction to Poetry

by Michael Driscoll Author

(From Amazon): Poetry can be fun-especially when we can read it, hear it, and discover its many delights with the help of cartoon character Professor Driscoll, delightful illustrations, and the poetry read aloud on CD. This wide-ranging journey through the history and highlights of the world's poetry covers everything from epics and odes to nonsense verse and haikus, and is filled with examples of every style. The multimedia package encourages children to listen, read, and learn-and opens the door to a lifetime of appreciation of a rich literary tradition. It painlessly introduces kids (and parents, too) to the greatest poets in history, from Homer and Shakespeare to Robert Frost and Ogden Nash-and provides excellent examples of their work and commentary on what makes it so special. In short, this is a galloping tour through poetic history loaded with all of our most significant and beloved poems. In addition to charming illustrations on every lively page, A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO POETRY contains a full-length CD with wonderful renditions of the poems read by professional actors.


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In Print
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers


  • 1 Nursery Rhymes
  • 2 Nonsense Verse
  • 3 The Villanelle
  • 4 The Limerick
  • 5 The Haiku
  • 6 Narrative Verse
  • 7 Lyric Verse
  • 8 The Ballad
  • 9 The Pastoral
  • 10 The Sonnet
  • 11 Free Verse
  • 12 Poems Peculiar
  • 13 Homer
  • 14 William Shakespeare
  • 15 John Milton
  • 16 William Blake
  • 17 William Wordsworth
  • 18 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • 19 Edgar Allan Poe
  • 20 Emily Dickenson
  • 21 Walt Whitman
  • 22 Christina Rossetti
  • 23 Robert Frost
  • 24 Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 25 Rudyard Kipling
  • 26 Hillaire Belloc
  • 27 Carl Sandburg
  • 28 W.H. Auden
  • 29 Langston Hughes
  • 30 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • 31 Seamus Heaney
  • 32 Octavio Paz
  • 33 Maya Angelou

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