A Child's Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa

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William Blake, Kate Greenaway, Emily Dickinson: the writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems--first published in 1969--are among literature's most beloved. And Gyo Fujikawa's appealing illustrations depict children...sweetly interacting, as well as an engagingly rendered menagerie of animals and the natural world in all its wonderment. Among the verses that children will love are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Christmas Bells, Lewis Carroll's The Melancholy Pig, and Eugene Fields' Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, along with proverbs, limericks, nursery rhymes, and folk songs.

Gyo Fujikawa was a renowned author and illustrator of children's books. Born in 1908, Fujikawa studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked as a promotional artist for the 1940 film Fantasia. She later moved to New York, where she would design many books for the Walt Disney Company. Fujikawa illustrated five books and wrote and illustrated 45 more, her most beloved being Babies and Baby Animals, which together have sold well over 1.5 million copies. She died in 1998.

Target Age: 3-7

Union Square Kids

Pub Date: September 01, 2007

0.58" H x 11.79" L x 8.83" W

128 pages

hardcover