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20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury

20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679893141

Cover of 20th Century Children
ISBN13: 978-0679893141
ISBN10: 0679893148
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

List price: $19.95

20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679893141

Jack Ed. Prelutsky

ISBN13: 978-0679893141
ISBN10: 0679893148
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind."
- from the Introduction by Jack Prelutsky

Here in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain silliness, to such ageless themes as the seasons, Who am I?, and the many moods of childhood, this is a collection that begs to be read aloud and shared with the whole family. The poems, from every decade of this century, showcase 137 famous poets.

Selected by Jack Prelutsky, America's leading children's poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century -- or start a new one. Truly a book that families will cherish long after the millennium excitement is over, The 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury is a joyous companion volume to the best-selling The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury.

Author Bio

Prelutsky, Jack :

Jack Prelutsky has written more than forty books of verse and has compiled eight poetry anthologies. His popular, award-winning books range from Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast and The Dragons Are Singing Tonight to The New Kid on the Block and A Pizza the Size of the Sun. His acclaimed anthologies include The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, and The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom, of which the Boston Globe said, "This extraordinary book deserves a permanent place in every library." Jack Prelutsky lives with his wife on Mercer Island, Washington.

So, Meilo :


Meilo So's first collaboration with Jack Prelutsky was the ALA Notable Book The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom, of which The New York Times Book Review wrote: "Meilo So does enchantingly unreal paintings: whimsical watercolors made with a wet-on-wet technique that preserves the spontaneity of her hand gestures. In very few brush strokes, she captures the essence of organisms from stallions to sea horses. Yet the images themselves are abstract, almost calligraphic pictograms." Her most recent book is Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra. Meilo So was born in Hong Kong and now lives in England with her husband, who is also an artist.

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