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Lullabies and Poems for Children

Lullabies and Poems for Children

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Edited by Diana Secker LarsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Diana Secker Larson

  • Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: April 30, 2002
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-41419-0 (0-375-41419-3)
about this book

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 children, 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.