Daily Archives: April 11, 2015

We Love Poetry – 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury


The 20th Century Children’s Poetry TreasuryTitle:
  20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury

Edited by: Jack Prelutsky

Illustrated by: Meilo So

A collection of more than 200 poems by such modern poets as Nikki Grimes, John Ciardi, Karla Kuskin, Ted Hughes, e.e. cummings, Eve Merriam, Deborah Chandra, Arnold Adoff, and more than 100 others.

“Prelutsky combed more than 4000 poetry volumes to select 211 poems by 137 poets. His sampling includes established poets like Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein and e.e. cummings, but, to Prelutsky’s credit, not necessarily their best-known works. The overriding mood is rollickingly upbeat, uncharacteristic for a form renowned for its adeptness at expressing moments of grief or loneliness. Its unvarying tone notwithstanding, this eye-catching collection is likely to lure both future fans of verse and poetry devotees.”