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Title Once upon a poem : favorite poems that tell stories / foreword by Kevin Crossley-Holland ; illustrated by Peter Bailey ... [et al.].
Pub Info London : Chicken House ; New York : Scholastic, 2004.
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 Eastham-Children's Coll.  J 808.81 ONC     AVAILABLE
 West Falmouth Children's Coll.  J 808.81 CRO     AVAILABLE
Descript 124 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.7 1 1 87409
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 124).
Contents Good poem / Roger McGough -- Foreword / Kevin Crossley-Holland -- Jim who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion / Hilaire Belloc -- Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll -- Merlin and the snake's egg / Leslie Norris -- Man from snowy river / A.B. "Banjo" Paterson -- Visit from St. Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore -- Brave boy rap / Tony Mitton -- Grateful dragon / Raymond Wilson -- Highwayman / Alfred Noyes -- Late passenger / C.S. Lewis -- Goldilocks and the three bears / Roald Dahl -- Cremation of Sam McGee / Robert Service -- O what is that sound / W.H. Auden -- Owl and the pussy-cat and the children of the owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear -- Wynken, blynken, and nod / Eugene Field -- Afterword / Kevin Crossley-Holland -- Poem / Langstom Hughes -- About the artists -- About the writers -- Sources & acknowledgements.
Note "First published in the United Kingdom in 2004 by The Chicken House ..."--Prelim. p.
Summary Collection of stories told in verse. The most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse, illustrated throughout in full color and beautifully presented. Sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors - including J.K. Rowling, Avi, David Almond, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and so many others who were each eager to share their own personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," Once Upon a Poem is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride," Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of "Prince Theseus," Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and many, many more. With a foreword by award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland, this stunning collection offers fifteen of the most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse. The poems are sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, and each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors-including J.K. Rowling, Avi, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and many others who are eager to share their personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, this anthology is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of Prince Theseus, Clement Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas, and many, many more. The perfect gift for any child enchanted by storytelling.
Subject Children's poetry, English -- Fiction.
Children's poetry, English -- Pictorial works.
English poetry -- Pictorial works.
Add Author Crossley-Holland, Kevin.
Bailey, Peter.
Add Title Poems. Selections.
Alt Title Favorite poems that tell stories
ISBN 0439651085 : $18.95