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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Reverend walked he among them ; and up rose matrons and maidens , Hailing
his slow approach with words of affectionate welcome . Then came the laborers
home from the field , and serenely the sun sank Down to his rest , and twilight ...
Anon they sank into stillness ; Heavily closed , with a jarring sound , the valves of
the barndoors , Rattled the wooden bars , and all for a season was silent . In -
doors , warm by the wide - mouthed fireplace , idly the farmer Sat in his elbow ...
... You are not the King of Fishes ! ” Reeling downward to the bottom Sank the
pike in great confusion , And the mighty sturgeon , Nahma , Said to Ugudwash ,
the sun - fish , To the bream , with scales of crimson , “ 65 THE SONG OF
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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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