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The Barefoot Book Of Classic Poems

The Barefoot Book Of Classic Poems This is an anthology of classic poems from the English literary tradition It traces our journey through life with a blend of humour and playfulness poignancy and nostalgia It contains the works of so

  • Title: The Barefoot Book Of Classic Poems
  • Author: Jackie Morris Carol Ann Duffy
  • ISBN: 9781905236558
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is an anthology of classic poems from the English literary tradition It traces our journey through life with a blend of humour and playfulness, poignancy and nostalgia It contains the works of some of the finest poets in the English language.

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    1. It's not often that I find a poetry book I REALLY want to add to my shelves, but this is one of them. The selection of poems is brilliant and the illustrations are stunning. This is a must own for poetry lovers and the poetry shy as well, as it contains many of the best and most loved poems of all time (covering a wide range of topics, styles, and ages). Besides which the watercolor paintings that accompany each poem enhance the experience, sometimes clarifying and sometimes elaborating on the p [...]

    2. Wonderful! We can pretend that this is a book for children and perhaps share it with a few special ones, but honestly I consider myself an adult (age 68) and I've read it three times and shared it with no one yet. My 8-year-old grandson might be ready for it. Or not. There are a couple of war poems that would spark a difficult discussion, and one bloody poem ("The War Song of Dinas Vawr) that is repellent (or maybe that's the point). The illustrations are gorgeous and actually useful — they ad [...]

    3. Really nice watercolor illustrations.The Introduction claims that "[t]his is an anthology for adults to rediscover, for children to newly delight in, and for both to share together. " ([4]). I'm not so sure of that children bit in a few cases; of course, children do need to learn about war and death and the war poets might be a good place to start But the inclusion of Thomas Love Peacock's "The War Song of Dinas Vawr" is a bit much. "Some sacked his house and cellars,While others cut his head of [...]

    4. Through a Facebook serendipity, I came across the work of artist Jackie Morris. I looked for her books online and then chose The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, compiled and illustrated by Jackie Morris with an introduction by Carol Ann Duffy, and ordered it through my favorite bookstore. What a treasure! Like her Celtic forebears, Jackie Morris has illuminated the wisdom of centuries. Poems that I have loved for ages, poems I had forgot, poems I had not met before are now sitting beside my read [...]

    5. Just had a chance to flip through this, today. It's a beautiful, beautiful collection of classic poems that any child would love to have on their shelf. There are the favorite children's poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Ogden Nash, Lear, Stevenson, Kipling and other beautiful pieces from Sylvia Plath, Poe, Wordsworth, Milton and some great war-poems, adventure epics and other such fun. I couldn't name all my favorites, but they are all there! You can find this book and other such books on my [...]

    6. The selection of poems seemed well very odd. From looking at the cover and the size, you might think this is a children's book but with poems by folks including Sylvia Plath and several brooding on death, not to mention The Highwayman (!), I'd have to say no - not really for children.But I am not a child, so I can enjoy anyway I please, and enjoy this book I did. The 4 stars are for the illustrations. Beautiful, incredible watercolors. The pictures with The Owl and The Pussycat and many of the [...]

    7. Really like the illustrations. The selection (the title, really) is more dubious. I don't consider poems from the 1960s and 1970s to be eligible for "classic" status, when the earliest in this collection are by John Donne and Shakespeare. Out of 5+ centuries, those relative newbies are somehow considered classics? It makes the word "classic" have no real meaning - if this were titled "The Barefoot Book of Poems" how would it be any different?

    8. This is a beautiful book in ever sense and a great way to get children to enjoy classical poetry. It includes one of my Dad's favourite poems "Night Mail" by WH Auden and the first poem by Emily Dickinson sums up the world of printed words for me:There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears a Human soul.

    9. Fantastic art.My favorite part of reading this collection of poems was reading them aloud to Joey. He would pick poems to read based on the illustrations, and of course, he found "The Tyger" by William Blake. He went back to that one over and over. Then I started singing it for him to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

    10. The art in this book was exquisite and I most cases perfectly matched to the poem it was illustrated4 stars for artI also enjoyed a few but not all of the poems (I'm picky about poetry)3 stars for the poetry. I came away with a couple of poets I want to read more of. Finally, I think this would be a decent introduction to poetry for children. Overall rating 3.5 stars.

    11. The illustrations in this book were really beautiful, I really liked them. Most of the poems were pretty good, although I found myself skipping a few of them. I think there was only actually one or two poems in this book that I actually thought: "Wow, that's a great one" the rest were sort of average. Nice read on the whole though.

    12. Lots of classic poems from Shakespeare to William Wordsworth to Sylvia Plath. It would get five stars but, although there are beautiful illustrations, it was not enough to keep my young childrens' attention.

    13. Great poem collection, included works from E.E. Cummings, Robert Louis Stevenson, and my favorite poet Edgar Allan Poe. The best part of this collection was the illustrations to go along with each poem, it helped visualize what I or a child would be reading.

    14. I love this book. There are some unexpected selections, not at all your standard "kids' poetry" fare. I especially love that there is some Yeats. I only wish this book came with a CD like the other Barefoot series, so I could put it on while we have quiet time!

    15. This is a book that has a lot of classic poems from great poetest like Edgar Allen Poe etc. Great to read one everyday to the classroom of all ages.

    16. Classic poems are paired with exquisite illustrations. I am not a poetry person, but these were lovely selections.

    17. This is the best collection of classic poems (note, not children's poetry per se) I've ever seen, and i ave seen many. The kids and I can't get over the gorgeous illustrations.

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