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***Once Upon a Poem

Favorite Poems that Tell Stories

foreword by Kevin Crossley-Holland

illustrated by Peter Bailey, Sian Bailey, Carol Lawson, and Chris McEwan

Reviewed June 20, 2005.
The Chicken House (Scholastic), New York, 2004.  124 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 808.81 ONC).

Here’s a book that’s fun to read aloud.  We have fifteen poems that tell stories.  Many classics are here, like “Jabberwocky,” “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” and “The Highwayman.”  There were others I was less familiar with, including a poem by C. S. Lewis about the unicorn getting left off the ark.  The tone varies, ranging from the creepy “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” to the nursery poem “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.”

Check this book out for some rollicking reading.

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