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A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with this volume of selected poetry from National Braille Press.  Caroline Kennedy has chosen some of her favorite poems to include in this volume, with children's poets Edward Lear, A.A. Milne, Robert Stevenson, and Walter de la Mare. She also includes Emily Dickinson's 'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Thomas Hardy's Snow in the Suburbs, Wordsworth's Daffodils, Shakespeare's Song for Ariel, William Blake's The Tyger, Elizabeth Bishop's The Fish, Marianne Moore's A Jelly-Fish, Theodore Roethke's The Sloth, and William Butler Yeats's The Lake Isle of Innisfree, along with good jokes by the likes of Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath and even Wallace Stevens's The Emperor of Ice-Cream.

Posted on April 17, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018