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Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg Hardcover – June 30, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Poetry For Young People
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806908181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806908182
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Following its treatment of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, Sterling adds two more titles on American masters to the Poetry for Young People series: Carl Sandburg, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin, illustrated by Steven Arcella, and Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Brod Bagert, illustrated by Carolynn Cobleigh. Each poem is accompanied by definitions of difficult words ($14.95 each, 48p, ages 7-up ISBN 0-8069-0818-1; -0820-3 May).

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"Nothing short of breathtaking." - Parents Magazine" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is another addition to one of the best literary projects to come along in quite some time...Poetry for Young People. This particular work of course deals with the works of Carl Sandburg. It is illustrated by Steven Arcella. The book, as with the others in this series, starts with an introduction to the poet. This is good stuff alone. It is good to know something about the author of the work you are reading, and children, probably more so than adults, need this information. This volume includes Sandburg's Fog, From the Shore, Young Sea, Last Answers, A Sphinx, Little Girl.. Be Careful What You Say, Margaret, Arithmetic, Plowboy, Monotone, Phizzog, Mask, Summer Grass, Summer Stars, Sky Talk, October Paint, Old Woman, Buffalo Dust, a Coin and Doors. I certainly am not going to remark on the quality of Sandburg's work. Those who read him will be well aware of this. This collection though, is upbeat, delightful and gives a pretty good view of the poet's range.

The art work which accompanies the poems is very appealing and relaxing and very well executed. Like the poetry, it has a dream like quality and is a delight.

This is a book which is perfect to read to your child or to an entire class. Poetry has fallen out of fashion in many of our schools now, which is not only a shame, but I feel almost a crime. Our kids are missing so very, very much. This little edition is an ideal start. It, and the rest of this series, should be in ever school library, in every class room and indeed, on your kid's book shelf. I do highly recommend this one.

Don Blankenship
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on December 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a great introduction to American poetry for your kids. It is more modern, and many of the poems describe cities and children. But the images that stay the longest (for us) are of the fall and winter trees (one nicely illustrated for the cover).

Great illustrations accompany these poems. Do not hesitate to get this one.
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The art was excellent and the poetry presented in easy to read format. My grandson and I donated one copy to his school library for Poetry Month and also bought one for the house.
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I teach 5th grade and have been looking for poetry with deeper meanings that is not too old-fashioned OR just fun and silly and this is it. I have over 50% ELLs and I'm pretty sure that the kids will be able to read this independently and understand with some scaffolding. Some of the stories students will be able to relate to as well- Little Girl, which discusses the power of words. There are ones about clouds, summer, pumpkins, and sheep. There are definitely higher level ones with high vocabulary for TAG and middle school students. I will use about 2/3rds of the poems so this was a good buy.
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