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From Daybreak to Good Night

Un libro in lingua di Sandburg Carl, Smith Lynn Ary edito da Annick Pr, 2001

  • € 17,60
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These enduring poems by American master poet Carl Sandburg are perfect for a young audience, and now they have been newly illustrated with bright, colorful double-page artwork. The poems and illustrations work together, following a group of children through a day of enjoying and participating in Sandburg's poetry, observing nature, solving riddles and playing. Young readers will respond to the pastoral themes.

Sandburg lived the last twenty-two years of his life on a farm called Connemara in North Carolina, with his three daughters, Margaret, Janet, and Helga, and his wife, Paula Steichen, who raised champion goats. Sandburg described Connemara as "240 acres and a million acres of sky" and would often take walks in the surrounding woods. The birds, animals, and natural world that surrounded him at the farm resonate throughout these poems.

A prior knowledge and love of poetry are not required to appreciate the wit and insight of Sandburg's work - though a love of poetry may well result!

Poems:

  • Daybreak
  • Fog
  • Bluebird, What Do You Feed On?
  • Milk-White Moon, Put the Cows to Sleep
  • Spring
  • Try Being a Goat
  • White Wings
  • Bug Spots
  • Sleep Face
  • Good Night
  • Three Riddles:
    • If You Ask Your Mother
    • There Was a Zebra
    • There Are 10 Apples

We have also included two of Sandburg's favorite poems:

  • Bee! I'm expecting you!
    by Emily Dickinson
  • The Horse Named Bill,
    Lyrics by Red Lewis

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