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Poetry for Young People: Alfred, Lord Tennyson Hardcover – September 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0806966120 ISBN-10: 0806966122

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Poetry For Young People
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806966122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806966120
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,318,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 5-8. From the Poetry for Young People series, this effective, large-format book provides a highly illustrated introduction to the poems of Tennyson. Maynard's introduction gives a vivid picture of the poet: his childhood and youth, the pivotal relationships and events in his life, his particular skills as a poet, the background of his most famous works, and his unusually strong acclaim during his lifetime. The selections that follow are generally taken from longer works but stand on their own, particularly with a few lines from the editor setting the stage and a key on each page to words that might be unknown or unclear. The paintings that illustrate each poem are richly colored, imaginative, and impressionistic interpretations of the verse. Carolyn Phelan
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Some of the finest Victorian poetry grew out of Tennyson's troubled personal life - he and all his eleven siblings suffered some kind of mental health problems, and his beloved friend Hallam died at 22. He succeeded in echoing deep emotions in simple words - 'But a for the touch of a vanish'd hand, / And the sound of a voice that is still!' - and in creating tremendous rhythmic narratives - 'Forward the Light Brigade! / Charge for the guns!' he said. The narration of the 24 poems here does Tennyson proud. - Rachel Redford, The Oldie There's no need to dip into the lesser works in a collection of Tennyson, and Naxos has made a fine selection here, mixing the best known (The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Lady of Shalott, Ulysses, The Lotus-Eaters) with others that will be less familiar to casual readers. One might quibble with some of Michael Pennington's line readings, but he has made thoughtful interpretations, and his voice is quite capable of meeting the musical demands of the poetry. There's nothing new here for Tennyson's fans, but the presentation is a strong introduction to a master's range of style and emotion. - D.M.H., AudioFile --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pudburton on January 17, 2014
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Michael Pennington is a passionate Shakespearian with a long list of stage/screen credits to his name and it shows with this wonderful collection of poems. In my view every word is read with just the right amount of emotion and elegantly bring the poems to life. The tone of Michael Penningtons voice, to my mind, carries an undercurrent of melancholy reflecting Tennysons preoccupation with the beauty of nature, the sufferings and strivings of man and beast and the transient and uncertain nature of all our existencies.

This CD is a must.
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By Ellen Musco on September 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The colorful illustrations make our poetry more inviting and enjoyable. There are one page selections of very long poems and one or two sentences to explain the gist of the poem.
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Format: Hardcover
I have found no better way to introduce young people to these great poets than through this Poetry for Young People series. I highly recommend it! The poems are well chosen, and by reading through these books the children will easily be able to see a variety of writing styles. The full color pages help bring the poems to life, and keep even the youngest readers/listeners interested. Each book also includes a biography of the poet. These are just all around fun learning!
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