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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cried she aloud with tremulous voice ; but no answer Came from the graves of the
dead , nor the gloomier grave of the living . Slowly at length she returned to the
tenantless house of her father . Smouldered the fire on the hearth , on the board ...
Then recommenced once more the stir and noise of embarking ; And with the ebb
of the tide the ships sailed out of the harbor , Leaving behind them the dead on
the shore , and the village in ruins . THE SONG OF HIAWATHA HIAWATHA ' S ...
And one was safe and asleep in his bed Who at the bridge would be first to fall ,
Who that day would be lying dead , Pierced by a British musket - ball . You know
the rest . In the books you have read , How the British Regulars fired and fled ...
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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
The Wreck of the Hesperus II
The Song of Hiawatha
The Building of the Ship
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