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The Lion Children’s Treasury of Classic Verse David Self, Hannah Firmin

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19 Jan 2001
96 pages: 227 x 270
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Over 100 poems arranged thematically. Topics include the world around us, people and relationships, the Christian faith and festivals (e.g. Christmas and Easter) The book gives a wonderful taste of 50 writers, from the 14th century (Julian of Norwich) up to the 20th (Wilfred Owen). Includes John Donne, George Herbert, John Milton, John Bunyan, Jonathan Swift, William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Clare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins and many more. The selection demonstrates the significant part that Christian imagery has played in English literature. Beautiful line illustrations throughout make this book a delight to browse.
Contents Introduction And God Made the World Colours of Creation Every Living Creature Birds of the Air Lessons from the Leaves Nature's Song Lazy Hazy Days of Summer In Love with Night Different Kinds of Good Weather Harvest Days Wildness and Wet Winter Weather Songs of Praise Early Days Part of the Plan Learning from Life Best Behaviour Life's Journey Bad Lads and Lazy Lads On the Road All Shall Be Free The Pity of War Simple Pleasures Safe in God's Love Fear No Evil Passing Time Difficult Days Happy Old Age When Worldly Tasks Are Done In Memoriam Love Everlasting Life to Come? Life to Come! Born This Happy Morning The Three Kings Celebrating Christmas Jesus Good Friday He is Risen Ready for the Lord The Voyage of Life The Poets Index of First Lines Index of Poets
DAVID SELF is a prolific and highly respected writer of RE textbooks, with an easy-to-read style.|HANNAH FIRMIN comes from a particularly creative family, and she now lives and works in Buckinghamshire with her children. She has enjoyed numerous successes as an illustrator with her unique approach to lino cut

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