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The Golden Treasury of Poetry [Hardcover]

Louis Untermeyer , Joan Walsh Anglund

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (December 1961)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0001061240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0001061248
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 19.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #398,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids - a superior survey of classic poetry. Dec 1 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I have read this so many times my copy is literally falling apart. I am 37, and to this day entire phrases still ring in my head from classics like The Highwayman, Paul Revere's Ride and Jabberwocky ("beware the Jub-jub bird and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"). In fact, when I took the GRE several years back, my acquaintance with this collection was of more value than my college literature classes. Not only for children - although I would buy a copy for every child I care about if it was still in print.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Tiger, tiger, burning bright..." Feb. 27 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
...Begins one of my many favorites introduced to me by this book. My mother (a librarian) first read poems such as "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" to me from this book, and I continued to read them until a hiatus where a young man disdains poetry as not being macho. I rediscovered many an old friend when I started reading these poems to my own children. Now the book is in tatters (glueback bindings do not stand the test of time, especially not in dry Colorado), and I search for a replacement. If the reissue has indeed been 'sanitized' in the name of political correctness, then I fear much will have been lost, and I will be reduced to trying to rebind my tatters.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gold Mine Jan. 6 2000
By Ruthann Rawlings - Published on Amazon.com
I fell in love with this book in my elementary library. I've paid enough late fines on it in the last 15 years to have bought the book several times over. It's here that I fell in love with Lady Clair and a million other classics that have resurfaced over and over in my classes in grade school and college. I want my own copy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best collection of children's poetry Jan. 25 1998
By dtstroup@grove.net - Published on Amazon.com
I am 45; I grew up with this book as our family poetry book-I am no poet but gained magic from having this book on the upstairs shelves to read when I wanted to--my folks didn't push it. I know there are many others but this one let poetry into the life of a hard core boy. I would like to get it for my son.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, broad, whimsical March 6 2013
By M. Fieleke - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a favorite childhood book of mine. I hunted it down after getting married in hopes of reading it to my children someday. It's filled with wonderful classic poems.

It has some funny, witty poems but it doesn't have many of the "silly" slapstick style poems that are so common in kids poetry to day. While some may see that as a liability, I think it's a great thing to expose kiddos to good literature from a young age. If all kids digest is junk food, they will get fat. If all they read is silly, slapstick poetry they will have a harder time appreciating classic stuff later on.

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