Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman

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Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221505
Publisher: MoonDance Press
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Carefully chosen for kids, 35 illustrated poems are presented and explained by New York University professor Karen Karbenier, PhD, a Whitman expert. Walt Whitman includes enlightening commentary for each poem, definitions of key words, and a foreword by the expert. Vibrant illustrations invigorate the poetry.

Starting off with "I Hear America Singing," the collection includes excerpts from "Song of Myself," "O Captain! My Captain!", poems from Leaves of Grass, and many more thought-provoking, descriptive, and kid-friendly selections.

Karen Karbiener is a Whitman scholar at New York University. She has published widely on Whitman's life and work, and edited Leaves of Grass: First and Death-bed Editions for Barnes & Noble Classics. She is a recognized public scholar and has been featured in radio, television, and online programs, authored two audio books on Whitman's cultural legacy, and hosts New York City's annual "Song of Myself" Marathon. She lives in New York City.

Freelance illustrator and fine artist Kate Evans has worked for many high-profile clients, including Random House, HarperCollins, V and A Magazine,The Guardian, and National Geographic. Her illustrations have been published in many countries around the world.Combining delicate line drawings with watercolor washes, Kate produces images that reflect the richness of their subject matter. Her illustrations suggest subtle emotional states and have been frequently used by publishers to capture the complexity of particular places and situations.

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221505
Illustrations: 69 full-color illustrations
Size: 8 in x 9 in / 203.2 mm x 228.6 mm
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"Weds top-notch scholarship with visual artistry....affording readers the rare pleasure of seeing Whitman's seemingly endless lines run clear across the page, unenjambed as he intended....this dynamic volume proves a seminal addition to any library."--Kirkus Reviews
'Reveals the political and social atmosphere of nineteenth-century America. Whitman's poetry speaks across the decades and seems very pertinent to our world today. His poetry fosters the ideas of equality, tolerance and love for our fellow humans '