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In this enchanting and comprehensive collection, the lullabies we all were rocked to sleep with, such as “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and “Hush Little Baby, Don’t You Cry,” mingle with traditional lullabies from around the world. Here are beautiful lyrics to sing or read to little ones, from Shakespeare’s lullaby for the fairy queen, Titania, to Brahms’s “Lullaby”; and from Gershwin’s “Summertime” to Langston Hughes’s lovely lullaby for a “night black baby.” Here, too, are poems for children that range from tender to nonsensical, from quiet to raucous–from Walter de la Mare to T. S. Eliot to Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Ogden Nash.Whether the intent is to soothe or to amuse, there’s something here for every mood, every child, and the child in every adult. A delightful, gift-perfect collection.
An enchanting assortment of nighttime poetry for children combines traditional lullabies from around the world with other favorites by Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Walter de la Mare, T. S. Eliot, Lewis Carrol, Edward Lear, and Ogden Nash. 20,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 256
Sub-Genre: Anthologies (multiple authors)
Series Title: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publisher: Random House Inc
Street Date: April 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-2493