A Child's Introduction to Poetry Book & CD   -     By: Michael Driscoll
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A Child's Introduction to Poetry Book & CD

Workman Publishing / 2003 / Hardcover

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Professor Driscoll will be your guide as you explore the wonderful world of poetry, a fun and exciting place where anything can happen through the magic and power of word. Get ready to visit imaginary lands filled with fascinating creatures like "Jabberwocks," or to travel backwards in time over 2,000 years to ancient Greece, or to be transported to far-away place like mountains, meadows, or big city streets.

On the first part of your journey, you'll get to know all the different types of poetry with their weird and wonderful names like lyric, haiku, sonnet, and villanelle. During the second part, you'll get to meet some of the most famous poets of all time. Brilliant men and women such as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and many more, who have used their imaginations to create all of the wonderful places and people you'll read about in this book.

Best of all, we can listen to the poems being read aloud as we read along on the page. Every time you see the "Play Track" symbol, you'll know it's time to listen to the CD and hear the poetry come to life. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 10 X 10 (inches)
ISBN: 1579122825
UPC: 768821228255
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Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Michael Driscoll is the author of A Child's Introduction to Poetry and A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky (both Parent's Choice Award winners). He is currently a staff editor at the New York Daily News.

Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated the previous six books in the Child's Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.

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