“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Text by Caroline Kennedy with poems by many authors, many of which are well-known; paintings by Jon J. Muth, published by Disney Hyperion, c. 2013
Synopsis: This book is a poetry lover’s dream and contains poems that will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a collection of favorites, both old and new, with heartfelt section introductions by Caroline Kennedy.
Rationale for classroom use: No matter the objective for studying poetry, you will find great selections here. There are poems for every occasion and every level of reader.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.