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Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman ANotable Poetry Book for Children National Council of Teachers of English Introduce your children to the beautiful words of classic American poet, Walt WhitmanPoetry for Kids Walt Whitmanmakes the work engaging and easy to understand Walt Whitman is considered by many to be one of the most prolific poets in American history What better time to introduce your children to the written word than now This collection of thirty five of Walts best works has been carefully curated for kids Each piece of work is lovinglyillustrated, andare both presented and explained by New York University professor Karen Karbenier, PhD, a primary authorityWhitmans poetryWalt Whitman includes enlightening commentary for each poem, definitions of key words, and a foreword by the expert so that kids, or even parents new to poems, will understandStarting off with I Hear America Singing, the collection includes excerpts from Song of Myself, O Captain My Captain , poems from Leaves of Grass, and manythought provoking, descriptive, and kid friendly selections

  • Hardcover
  • Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman
  • Walt Whitman
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
  • 1633221504

About the Author: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman 1819 1892 was a celebrated American poet, chiefly known for his controversial and highly original poetry collection Leaves of Grass Born in 1819 on Long Island, he worked as a journalist, teacher, government clerk, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War Whitman published his seminal work in 1855 with his own money, soon becoming one of the worlds most popular and influential poets After suffering a stroke in 1873 he retired to Camden, New Jersey, where he died nineteen years laterjust two months after the final edition of Leaves of Grass appeared on sale Karen Karbiener is a Whitman scholar at New York University.She has published widely on Whitmans life and work, and edited Leaves of Grass First and Death bed Editions for Barnes s cultural legacy, and hosts New York Citys annual Song of Myself Marathon She lives in New York City.Freelance illustrator and fine artist Kate Evans has worked for many high profile clients, including Random House, HarperCollins, V and A Magazine,The Guardian, and National Geographic Her illustrations have been published in many countries around the world.Combining delicate line drawings with watercolor washes, Kate produces images that reflect the richness of their subject matter Her illustrations suggest subtle emotional states and have been frequently used by publishers to capture the complexity of particular places and situations