Monday, July 17, 2017

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman
author: Walt Whitman
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2017/07/17
date added: 2017/07/17
shelves: children-s
'Poetry for Kinds: Walt Whitman' by Walt Whitman with editing by Karen Karbiener, PhD and illustrations by Kate Evans is a well curated introduction to the life and work of one of America's greatest poets.

The included poems are broken up by section based on phases in Whitman's life. There are poems about his childhood, his time as a wound-dresser in the Civil War and as an older man.

The poems are many times excerpts and include annotations to explain difficult phrases (or ones that the poet made up). There are poems which show that he wanted to abolish slavery and that he supported the rights of women.

At the end of the book, there is a section telling when the poem was written and what Walt Whitman was likely thinking. Each page also has illustrations that fit with the poem and the poet's age.

It's a really good introduction to this great poet. His style may seem atypical for children since his poems don't have meter or rhyming, but I think it's really well presented.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Moondance Press, Quarto Publishing Group, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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