The Oxford Book of Children's Verse (Oxford Books of Verse)
- Creators:Peter OpieIona Opie
- Publisher:Oxford University Press
- Buy New: $34.95
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- Sales Rank:2,056,374
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
- Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.1 x 0.9
- Publication Date:June 13, 2002
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This anthology brings together the outstanding verse written for children over a period of five hundred years.
It contains more than 300 poems written by 123 authors, and includes the rhymed precepts of medieval times, the admonitory verse of Elizabethan Puritans, the inspirational verse of Blake and Christopher Smart, the nonsense verses of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, the nursery verses of Robert Louis Stevenson and A. A. Milne, and the poetical imaginings of Christina Rossetti, Eleanor Farjeon, and Walter de la Mare. It has truly been called "A companion to the mature of all ages, no matter how young."
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