The Moon Spun Round: W.B. Yeats for Children

The Moon Spun Round: W.B. Yeats for Children

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by W.B. Yeats (Author), Noreen Doody (Editor), Shona S Macdonald (Illustrator)

"A lyrical treasury of W.B. Yeats's most magical works, including favorites such as "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "The Stolen Child," "The Cat and the Moon," and many more." - O'Brien Press

Hardcover, 64 pages

You may think that W B Yeats' poetry is not an ideal match for children - but you'd be wrong, as this sumptuously illustrated book shows. The work included has been carefully selected, including, I am glad to say, my favourite, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. The book includes a cross-section of poems, stories, a letter from childhood, and an account of his daughter Anne's memories of childhood; as such, it is an excellent collection to introduce to secondary age pupils studying the poet, as it shows a wider picture, and therefore offers a fuller understanding, than simply his poems. Including unpublished work, this gorgeous book draws on Yeats's preoccupation with magic, fairy lore, place, family and childhood; the stunning illustrations capture to perfection the mystical and magical tone that pervades the collection.

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