This volume contains 24 poems from Leaves of Grass, offering readers a generous sampling of Whitman's best and most representative poems. They include famous works of Walt Whitman and all are reprinted from an authoritative text.
Walt Whitman spent much of his time with wounded soldiers, both in the field and in the hospitals. The 40 notebooks he filled became the basis for this extraordinary diary of a medic in the Civil War.
Beautiful, commissioned illustrations accompany a number of Walt Whitman's most beloved poems. A fantastic way to introduce children to poetry, the included vocabulary and context notes help make the art form more accessible to beginners. A biography of the poet is also provided at the beginning of the book. Ages 8 & up. 48 pages, hardcover.
One of the giants of American poetry, Walt Whitman brought forth a the new, broad land of American into literary form, creating a masterpiece in the process. Divided into short segments, Leaves of Grass examines the transition from agrarian to urban life, the American identity and love of democracy, and the Transcendentalism of the 1830s and 1840s, presenting us with a picture of American's unique charms and the begininnings of modern literature in the United States.