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  • The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
  • Selected by Jack Prelutsky
    Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780394850108
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"A generous collection with a distinctly upbeat tone, this gives a taste of the best poets writing for children over the last several decades. Lobel's drawings imbue the whole with action and graphic images as inventive as the verse. Successfully geared to meet home, school, and library needs."--(starred) Booklist.  
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About Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky - The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
“I have always enjoyed playing with words, but I had no idea that I would be a writer. There was a time when I couldn’t stand poetry! . . . When I was a young man, I discovered poetry again and it changed my life.”—Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky has written more than 40 books of verse and has compiled a number of poetry anthologies. His anthology, The 20th-Century Children’s Poetry Treasury, includes 211 wonderful poems that represent the best the century has to offer.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


For years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.

While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the
impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced.”

In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.

Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.

PRAISE

THE 20TH-CENTURY CHILDREN’S POETRY TREASURY
“A splendid collection.”—Starred, School Library Journal

“Teachers and librarians will want to use this millennial volume with Prelutsky’s Random House Book of Poetry for Children to introduce our best children’s poets and encourage children to write about their immediate experience.”—Booklist

THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN
“A generous collection with a distinctly upbeat tone, this gives a taste of the best poets writing for children over the last several decades. Lobel’s drawings imbue the whole with action and graphic images as inventive as the verse. Successfully geared to meet home, school, and library needs.”—Starred, Booklist

About Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel - The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
ARNOLD LOBEL illustrated more than 70 books and wrote 28 of his own, including Frog and Toad Are Friends, a Caldecott Honor Book; Frog and Toad Together, a Newbery Honor Book; and Fables, the 1981 Caldecott Medal winner. The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose represents more than three years’ work for Lobel. Arnold Lobel died in 1987.
Awards

Awards

WINNER 1983 Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
WINNER 1983 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
WINNER 1983 Horn Book Children's Classics
WINNER 1983 Library of Congress Children's Books of the Year
WINNER 1985 Kentucky Bluegrass Master List

  • The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Selected by Jack Prelutsky; illustrated by Arnold Lobel
  • September 12, 1983
  • Poetry; Juvenile Nonfiction - Poetry
  • Random House Books for Young Readers
  • $22.99
  • 9780394850108

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