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Complete Poems for Children

James Reeves
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571254057
Date Published
17.09.2009
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Summary

In the Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature it says of James Reeves, ‘His real achievement, however, lies in his poetry, which is generally regarded as the best British ”serious” children’s verse since Walter de la Mare – though the poems are usually far from serious in subject-matter.’

In this complete edition, first published in 1973, the delight is two-fold as the poems are complemented by Edward Ardizzone’s beautiful and witty illustrations.

JamesReeves

James Reeves (1909-78) was a poet, educationalist and folklorist. He read English at Cambridge University, where he co-founded the influential literary magazine Experiment with Jacob Bronowski. After university, he forged a successful career in teaching, but failing eyesight forced him to retire in 1952, whereupon he became a full-time writer and editor. His other publications include Collected Poems, 1929-1974, Complete…

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