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100 Best Poems for Children

by Deepa Agarwal

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3735-7
  2. Pages: 216 pages
  3. Date: October 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

What is it about poetry that a verse you read in your childhood stays with you for the rest of your life?

Open the pages of this book and go on a mesmerizing journey through 100 great poems. Chosen specially for children, these poems touch a whole world of emotions and ideas. There are poems about mothers and fathers and new baby brothers and sisters; about grandparents and cats and trees and living in treehouses.

Not only will you find the well-loved classic ones like ‘Jabberwocky’, ‘If’, ‘Coromandel Fishers’ and ‘My Heart Leaps Up…’ there are many new delightful poems like ‘Cyber River’, ‘The Ghost’ ‘The Roti’s Grudge’ and ‘Hip Hop Nature Boy’. Featuring poets from India and abroad, this collection explores the works of T.S. Eliot, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Browning, Gulzar, Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Anushka Ravishankar, Keki Daruwalla and many other voices.

Dip into 100 Great Poems for Children and enjoy these poems, relish the music of the words, whisper or shout them aloud, explode with laughter as you read them or wipe away a tear.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has about fifty published books to her credit. She has received several awards for her work. The picture book, Ashok’s New Friends, was awarded the National Award for Children’s Literature by the National Council of Educational Research and Training while her historical fiction, Caravan to Tibet, featured in the International Board on Books for Young People Honor List of 2008. Five of her titles have also been listed in the White Raven Catalogue of the International Youth Library, Munich.