Buy New
$21.66
Qty:1
  • List Price: $25.95
  • Save: $4.29 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Silver Pennies Hardcover – January 1, 1996


See all 37 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.66
$16.31 $6.93
Paperback
"Please retry"
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"


Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899668364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899668369
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
21
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 23 customer reviews
My mother read me poems from this book when I was a child.
sylvia shapiro
The explanations and comments that accompany each poem were very much appreciated by me when I was a little girl.
joan m. casement
The writing and silhouette illustrations in this little book are charming.
scorpion

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ShadowHawk on February 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book was given to me over 30 years ago by a dear friend of my parents and has been lost to me for sometime. I remembered it so well because when you removed the book cover it showed (I think!) a girl and tree (on a hill?) embossed in silver, with silver pennies falling from the sky. The goblins, and those green glass beads, "Give them me" "No." What a wonderful introduction to the gifts of poetry and imagination. I look forward to my new copy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Joan D. Levin on March 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When Silver Pennies by Blanche Jennings Thompson was first published by The MacMillan Company in 1926, this beautiful collection of poetry for children was bound in cloth imprinted with the silhouette of a small child reaching up to the heavens towards a cascade of silver stars. The current publisher who claims a 1976 copyright is aptly named Buccaneer Books, for they have pillaged much of the charm of this book. The library cover is the dullest imaginable! For the price of this reprint, surely they could have reproduced the cover which so captured my imagination and that of so many other children in years past. I would have given this book all the stars in the world, had they kept those stars on the cover!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By pbenatty@aol.com on August 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My mother, who is now 82, read poems from this book to her three children in the 1950s - I still remember sitting on her lap listening to "Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley and my all-time favorite, "The House with Nobody In It" by Joyce Kilmer. I am delighted that it has been reprinted for me to read to my grandchildren.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Angie Johnson on January 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A dear old friend gave this book (1952 ed) to me ten years ago. I was only 22 years old then and much to busy for poetry. She died a few years later. For ten years, I didn't pay it much mind. Then I had my first child and began to search among my books for poems that would be good to read at bedtime. To my delight, I rediscovered Silver Pennies. What a find! My husband and I read from it every night and our little 2 year old loves it. It's become almost a ritual at our house. I know my son doesn't understand all words, but the poems have a beauty all their own and he must appreciate it. I've read my favorites such as The Faithless Flowers, Rain in the Night, and Water Noises so many times that they're now committed to memory. I probably know at least a dozen of the poems by heart, which has been a real delight to my son when we are traveling or camping out and don't have books to read or light to read by. I just recite them to him in the dark -- he loves it and drifts off to sleep every time. My husband and I will always treasure this little book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I received my copy of this book 45 years ago, at less than a year old. Throughout my childhood, I was drawn back to it again and again, finding first one poem then another to connect with. The variety and difficulty levels of the poems are such that there are new poems to discover at each learning level. Now, as an adult, I go back regularly to revisit poems that I consider old friends. Many of the poems in this collection are so descriptive that the magic and wonder of their images is just as strong now as when I first read them. Special favorites: The Faithless Flowers, A Song of Sherwood, The Spirit of the Birch, Who Loves the Rain, Souls.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ellen C. Falkenberry on February 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Although the new cover looks more like a Book Of Shadows than a book of children's poems, the actual writing still has the charm of the original. Beautiful, optimistic, sentimental...a lovely trip back to what was good in my childhood.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SHOCKgBLUE@aol.com on November 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I was introduced to this marvelous collection in an old copy held by a dear friend, who grew up with it. I received my own, reprinted copy last year, and it is one of the treasures of my book collection. Ms. Thompson has selected what were modern poems for her from the under-appreciated trove of early 20th Century American literature. Her eye for poetic gems is startling, and the book holds up to dozens of readings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Byron C. Benson on November 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book of children's poems has been enjoyed by three generations in our family. It captures the imagination of young children and makes a wonderful bedtime reading. I credit this book for giving me an early and continuing love of poetry.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?