Once Upon A Poem

Once Upon A Poem

Favorite Poems That Tell Stories

Book - 2004
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Collection of stories told in verse. The most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse, illustrated throughout in full color and beautifully presented. Sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors - including J.K. Rowling, Avi, David Almond, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and so many others who were each eager to share their own personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," Once Upon a Poem is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride," Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of "Prince Theseus," Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and many, many more. With a foreword by award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland, this stunning collection offers fifteen of the most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse. The poems are sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, and each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors-including J.K. Rowling, Avi, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and many others who are eager to share their personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, this anthology is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of Prince Theseus, Clement Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas, and many, many more. The perfect gift for any child enchanted by storytelling.
Publisher: London : Chicken House ; New York : Scholastic, 2004
ISBN: 9780439651080
0439651085
Characteristics: 124 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Peter
Crossley-Holland, Kevin

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