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Topic subject37. Arrow Book of Poetry by Ann McGovern
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733, 37. Arrow Book of Poetry by Ann McGovern
Posted by alissaameth, Fri May-21-10 02:12 PM
Poetry Anthology, 89 pages.

This was a nice little collection! I've had it since I was little, but I never made the time to read it until now. It was a quick read, but I spent more time on the ones I enjoyed the most. They are all short--the longest were only two pages.

It's printed by Scholastic, so its target audience is younger. A lot of the poems were charming and fun. Some of them were ho-hum, in my opinion. There was a good mix of authors. There were some famous ones (Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings) and some that I'd never heard of--however, I don't read a whole lot of poetry, so I wouldn't necessarily know.

The poems are all pretty lighthearted and playful. They're grouped into themes by chapter, with some about animals, some about weather, some about cities... etc. Oh, and I also wanted to mention how the book is actually printed. The ink is all a dark green instead of black, which gives it a different feel, and there are illustrations (all in green ink) that more-or-less go along with the poems. I love it! :)