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The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems Paperback – Oct 15 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oct. 15 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192762524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192762528
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,237,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, edited by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, gathers some 100 poems, by Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, William Blake and others. Artwork by an array of artists provide a pleasingly festive backdrop.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 5-8. For older children at Christmas, this lavishly illustrated anthology features a wide range of mainly British poets, including William Blake, John Donne, Ted Hughes, Charles Causley, Sylvia Plath, and Seamus Heaney. They write about the holiday from Advent to Christmas Eve and after: gifts, parties, mystery, the baby in the manger, the coming of the kings. The full-color pictures, by several artists, occasionally overwhelm the words, especially when the text is printed right on the artwork, and middle-grade students will need adult help with several of the more difficult poems. The collection will be most useful as a source for holiday sharing and reading aloud--at home, in the library, and in the classroom. Hazel Rochman
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worth saving Dec 11 2012
By H. J. Mclean - Published on
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There is a nice selection of Christmas poems in this book. They are varied in authorship and style. Many are not readily available elsewhere.
Three Stars Feb. 8 2015
By Ute J. Collins - Published on
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they are nice, but really do not serve my purpose for Christmas cards