Ode to Childhood Poetry to Celebrate the Child | Book Spotlight
The Children’s Book Review | April 1, 2014
Celebrate National Poetry Month!
By Samuel Carr.
Age Range: Ages 9 and up
Hardcover: 50 pages
Celebrate children! Featuring work by some of the world’s great poets, this beautifully illustrated anthology captures all the charms, beauty, and love of childhood. The selections include William Blake’s gentle “A Cradle Song,” Walt Whitman’s “There Was a Child Went Forth,” and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Children’s Hour,” as well as verses by Milton, Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, and more.
About the Author
Samuel Carr was the editor of a series of anthologies of poetry, including Ode to the Countryside and Ode to Flowers, as well as Classic Hymns and Poems (all Batsford).