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Title:
In Abigail's garden
Author:
Williams, Helen.
Edition:
lst edition.
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
An illiustrated collection of twelve poems on the theme of gardens, by poets including Robert Louis Stevenson, Wordsworth, and Shakespeare.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780525442813
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An illustrated collection of twelve poems on the theme of gardens, by poets including Robert Louis Stevenson, Wordsworth, and Shakespeare.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1 Up This 12-poem anthology lacks a contents page and an index, almost disguising itself as a picture book. Nostalgic British lyrical verse combines with very prettified brightly-colored two-page spreads for each poem. Flowers cover border designs of patterened ribbons and flow onto drapes, plates, clothing, and wall and floor coverings. Many borders become part of the illustrations. Their mystical geometric symmetry looks slightly Persian. This finely detailed art blends well with the highly descriptive, quite adult excerpts from Shakespeare, Stevenson, and other garden poems. The thought-provoking lines are beyond most elementary children's comprehension. This makes the potential audience those seeking a Mother's Day gift for a grandmother rather than those who encourage children's enjoyment of poetry. Susan McCord, Boise Public Library, Idaho (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.