The Children's Own Longfellow
Houghton Mifflin, 2001 - 96 pages
Aptly referred to as the children’s poet, Longfellow wrote poems, many of which read as adventure stories that have been cherished by young readers and listeners through the years. Now a new generation of readers can read and enjoy some of America’s most often recited poetry. This new issue of the original, updated with a more contemporary jacket and beautifully illustrated by some of the best known American artists of the late nineteenth century, contains eight poems popular with children: The Wreck of the Hesperus, The Village Blacksmith, Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, The Building of the Ship, The Castle-Builder, Paul Revere’s Ride, and The Building of the Long Serpent.
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THE SONG OF HIAWATHA HIAWATHA ' S SAILING “ Give me of your bark , O
Birch - tree ! Of your yellow bark , O Birch - tree ! Growing by the rushing river ,
Tall and stately in the valley ! I a light canoe will build me , Build a swift
Cheemaun for ...
From the earth he tore the fibres , Tore the tough roots of the Larch - tree , Closely
sewed the bark together , Bound it closely to the frame - work . “ Give me of your
balm , O Fir - tree ! Of your balsam and your resin , So to close the seams ...
HIAWATHA ' S FISHING Forth upon the Gitchie Gumee , On the shining Big - Sea
- Water , With his fishing - line of cedar , Of the twisted bark of cedar , Forth to
catch the sturgeon Nahma , Mishe - Nahma , King of Fishes , In his birch canoe ...
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What a thoughtful idea this book must have been. I don't know whether children in 1908 truly wanted to read most poetry, but I can remember loving "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" (and still do ... Read full review
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The Song of Hiawatha
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