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With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. Open the covers of this beautifully illustrated collection and take a magical journey through selections from his classic works, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonder With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. Open the covers of this beautifully illustrated collection and take a magical journey through selections from his classic works, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, and Sylvie and Bruno. Humorous paintings by Eric Copeland gloriously depict both the beloved and fantastic characters—from the fearsome Jabberwock to the wacky Tweedledum and Tweedledee.


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With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. Open the covers of this beautifully illustrated collection and take a magical journey through selections from his classic works, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonder With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. Open the covers of this beautifully illustrated collection and take a magical journey through selections from his classic works, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, and Sylvie and Bruno. Humorous paintings by Eric Copeland gloriously depict both the beloved and fantastic characters—from the fearsome Jabberwock to the wacky Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

30 review for Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll

  1. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    After finding the poems of Edward Lear unamusing, I wasn't sure how I would feel about more "silly" poems, but I was delighted with Lewis Carroll. I found his poems incredibly clever. It wasn't just a bunch of nonsense. One of my favorite poems. Check out what the first letters spell. A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky BY LEWIS CARROLL A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July — Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear — Long has After finding the poems of Edward Lear unamusing, I wasn't sure how I would feel about more "silly" poems, but I was delighted with Lewis Carroll. I found his poems incredibly clever. It wasn't just a bunch of nonsense. One of my favorite poems. Check out what the first letters spell. A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky BY LEWIS CARROLL A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July — Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear — Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July. Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes. Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near. In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream — Lingering in the golden gleam — Life, what is it but a dream?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katja Labonté

    4 stars & 4/10 hearts. This is a compilation of Lewis Carroll's poems, taken from his books. Most are famous, but there are a couple I've never heard of before. There was a nice little biography, and some good little intros to each of the poems. I was delighted to learn more about some of his poems. I really enjoyed this book, and I know my siblings do too. A Favourite Humorous Quote: "It is pleasant and dreamy, no doubt, to float / With 'thoughts as boundless, and souls as free': / But, suppose 4 stars & 4/10 hearts. This is a compilation of Lewis Carroll's poems, taken from his books. Most are famous, but there are a couple I've never heard of before. There was a nice little biography, and some good little intros to each of the poems. I was delighted to learn more about some of his poems. I really enjoyed this book, and I know my siblings do too. A Favourite Humorous Quote: "It is pleasant and dreamy, no doubt, to float / With 'thoughts as boundless, and souls as free': / But, suppose you are very unwell in the boat, / How do you like the Sea? / There is an insect that people avoid / (Whence is derived the verb 'to flee'). / Where have you been by it most annoyed? / In lodgings by the Sea. / If you like your coffee with sand for dregs, / A decided hint of salt in your tea, / And a fishy taste in the very eggs / By all means choose the Sea. / And if, with these dainties to drink and eat, / You prefer not a vestige of grass or tree, / And a chronic state of wet in your feet, / Then - I recommend the Sea."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    My kids loves poems, the ridiculous and good humour so we naturally have often loved reading Lewis Carroll's poems together. This edition adds a beautiful little biography at the start and some interesting background info before each poem. We loved this. A first time child reader would probably find it dull. But the poems aren't dull and can be appreciated at whatever level you happen to read them. Also the watercolor illustrations are beautifully vivid and funny. My kids loves poems, the ridiculous and good humour so we naturally have often loved reading Lewis Carroll's poems together. This edition adds a beautiful little biography at the start and some interesting background info before each poem. We loved this. A first time child reader would probably find it dull. But the poems aren't dull and can be appreciated at whatever level you happen to read them. Also the watercolor illustrations are beautifully vivid and funny.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Makiyah P

    This book is really interesting. Each poem has a moral and a plot. The poems are adventurous so they never get boring. I like the fact that there are illustrations to go along with the poem because I sometimes have trouble understanding poetry and the illustrations help me understand the moral and what´s going on in the poem. The poems are sometimes written diagonally to go along with the story too. That also helps me understand things like the mood of the poem.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Houston R

    I think this book is a good poetic book because there is not just one long poem there is multiple and some are exciting and bring and upbeat feeling. I also liked how the author had written the poems and what they were about, My favorite poem was "rules and regulations". I recommend this book t anyone who likes poetry or doesn't like poetry. I think this book is a good poetic book because there is not just one long poem there is multiple and some are exciting and bring and upbeat feeling. I also liked how the author had written the poems and what they were about, My favorite poem was "rules and regulations". I recommend this book t anyone who likes poetry or doesn't like poetry.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Betty Strohecker

    This is a great series, not only for young people! The introduction gives a brief biography of Carroll's life, including a lot of interesting facts about his writing style and politics of the time. This book has a varied selection of poetry, some from the Alice books, but many I had never heard. The illustrations are delightful! This is a great series, not only for young people! The introduction gives a brief biography of Carroll's life, including a lot of interesting facts about his writing style and politics of the time. This book has a varied selection of poetry, some from the Alice books, but many I had never heard. The illustrations are delightful!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore

    In the Poetry for Young People series, Scholastic aims to breath new life into the work of classic poets by making their poetry more accessible to a younger audience. The book includes a biography of the original author as well as a carefully selected series of poems accompanied by illustrations. The Poetry for Young People series also includes a glossary to help define new words that readers may come across. Lewis Carrol is one of the more youth-friendly poets featured in the series. The cu In the Poetry for Young People series, Scholastic aims to breath new life into the work of classic poets by making their poetry more accessible to a younger audience. The book includes a biography of the original author as well as a carefully selected series of poems accompanied by illustrations. The Poetry for Young People series also includes a glossary to help define new words that readers may come across. Lewis Carrol is one of the more youth-friendly poets featured in the series. The curated selection of his poems are engaging and accompanied by lively and action-packed illustrations. The text is a bit small for a book geared towards young people but ultimately this was a great read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alondra Hernandez

    This book is full of different books that are all about something different. These book would be beneficial to older elementary kids because the poems are sort of long and the book is also long. The good thing about the book is that each poem had a drawing that accompany's it. This book is full of different books that are all about something different. These book would be beneficial to older elementary kids because the poems are sort of long and the book is also long. The good thing about the book is that each poem had a drawing that accompany's it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aimee Fuhrman

    A quirky collection. Many of the poems included were, in actuality, only excerpts from longer poems, which was sometimes annoying, but this book still proved a good introduction to Lewis' poetry. And the illustrations were fun. A quirky collection. Many of the poems included were, in actuality, only excerpts from longer poems, which was sometimes annoying, but this book still proved a good introduction to Lewis' poetry. And the illustrations were fun.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Half of Carroll's poems are poking fun at other poems, and they are all thoroughly enjoyable. Half of Carroll's poems are poking fun at other poems, and they are all thoroughly enjoyable.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Timalee Guetterman

    My kids (14,12,10) surprising really enjoyed this. It’s true, the more poetry you expose them to, the more the come to appreciate it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    So awesome, I bought it!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Patrick

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  14. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    The poems themselves were complete genius. But I didn't particularly like some of the illustrations, and some of the poems were left incomplete. I suppose they didn't want the book to be too lengthy. The poems themselves were complete genius. But I didn't particularly like some of the illustrations, and some of the poems were left incomplete. I suppose they didn't want the book to be too lengthy.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I have never really been a fan of poetry. This almost seems strange to me, as I have been a huge enthusiast of rap music (which is often called “rhythm and poetry”) and of writing poetry. Regardless, reading poetry has always failed to interest me, whether it be because of its vague nature or its strange format. Yet, reading Lewis Carroll's compilation of poems in the “Poetry for Young People” collection was nothing like my original experiences with poetry. You may have heard of Lewis Carroll fro I have never really been a fan of poetry. This almost seems strange to me, as I have been a huge enthusiast of rap music (which is often called “rhythm and poetry”) and of writing poetry. Regardless, reading poetry has always failed to interest me, whether it be because of its vague nature or its strange format. Yet, reading Lewis Carroll's compilation of poems in the “Poetry for Young People” collection was nothing like my original experiences with poetry. You may have heard of Lewis Carroll from his more-famous works like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Jabberwocky. These works epitomize the style and themes used in Lewis Carroll's writing-- fun, nonsensical, and incredibly creative. It is so enjoyable to read Lewis Carroll’s poems because they are so imaginative. Often, though, there are special themes hidden under these seemingly silly poems. If I had not read this “Poetry for Young People” collection of Lewis Carroll’s poems, I would likely never have realized these themes. In this book, a brief synopsis of the poem is given to provide you with a feel for what the poem is about. This is extremely helpful when you are reading the book, because it helps you understand things about author’s intent and even about the author himself. If I had just read Lewis Carroll’s poems without these snippets, I would have written him off as just an immature writer. But like figures in rap, Lewis Carroll writes many “disses” and seems to have “beef” with other authors of media. This knowledge, combined with very detailed drawings, brings a whole new way to read and understand poetry. I strongly recommend reading both works of Lewis Carroll and books that are in the “Poetry for Young People” series. I most strongly recommend that you read Lewis Carroll’s installment in the “Poetry for Young People” series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    This is for a school project so other people reading this, don’t question the format or people I refer to. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll is a book that contains many small poems in them so I can't really write a summary of it. I really liked the beautifully illustrated pictures and my favourite poem from it is the Jabberwocky. There are words that make no sense and it makes it sound really cool. For example, "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that snatch! Beware This is for a school project so other people reading this, don’t question the format or people I refer to. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll is a book that contains many small poems in them so I can't really write a summary of it. I really liked the beautifully illustrated pictures and my favourite poem from it is the Jabberwocky. There are words that make no sense and it makes it sound really cool. For example, "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that snatch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun! The frumious Bandersnatch!" I don't know why but the word frumious makes me giggle. At the top of the page apparently frumious was a mix of "fuming" and 'furious". I finished this book because the illustrations seem interesting and I haven't really read any poetry in a long time. I picked up this book because Lewis Carroll's stuff attracts my attention. Some of it makes no sense sometimes (just like me!) and I think it's cool. In Alice in Wonderland, the stuff was pretty darn messed up. A girl falls down a rabbit whole into some weird world with a creepy smiling cat, strange men having tea parties everyday (except for your birthday) and a rabbit that is scared of being late. Sounds weird to me. I like it. I think Sonya would like to read this book because she's weird too. I've never seen her read poetry though...she'll probably just start laughing at the pictures.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I love this series. But. Imo, the illustrations here fail. They're sloppy and ugly, and not in the spirit intended. I do like the introductory biography, in which it's pointed out that Wonderland is a place where nobody behaves, nobody obeys rules... a response to the preachy works of the times. There is in the "poems and stories a glimpse of a world of pure enjoyment where everything exists because it gives pleasure, and where everything is valuable because it is itself, not because it serves any I love this series. But. Imo, the illustrations here fail. They're sloppy and ugly, and not in the spirit intended. I do like the introductory biography, in which it's pointed out that Wonderland is a place where nobody behaves, nobody obeys rules... a response to the preachy works of the times. There is in the "poems and stories a glimpse of a world of pure enjoyment where everything exists because it gives pleasure, and where everything is valuable because it is itself, not because it serves any useful purpose." Not sure what to make of that, but it's in an intriguing perspective. But I have say, the best way to appreciate these works is to either read them in context of their respective books, or to hear them as nursery rhyme recitations. By the time a modern child is reading independently, s/he is not likely to be able to feel free to just revel in the nonsense. Otoh, older children and adults can read The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and, Through the Looking-Glass, edited by Martin Gardner (which I do own and hope to re-read soonish).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ashleigh Smithers

    This book has many poems in it. Some are long, short, and medium. I had a good time reading these different poems. I noticed that in this book the author put a quote or an explanation of what the poem was about. I thought they were interesting poems and some that were a little different. I also noticed that they were sometimes in old English and then in a different type of English. Some of the poems had their own spelling to normal words. I thought it was cool how it was a bunch of different sto This book has many poems in it. Some are long, short, and medium. I had a good time reading these different poems. I noticed that in this book the author put a quote or an explanation of what the poem was about. I thought they were interesting poems and some that were a little different. I also noticed that they were sometimes in old English and then in a different type of English. Some of the poems had their own spelling to normal words. I thought it was cool how it was a bunch of different stories and not one that followed another. I have never really understood poetry but some of these made sense, it did help to have what some of the words meant at the bottom of the page. This helped me to understand more fully what the poem was trying to get at. Overall I thought this book was an alright book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle Rullamas

    I really enjoyed this book. Overall it has a great selection of poems by Lewis Carroll and great art work by Erik Copeland. The art work really complimented the poems. What i really enjoyed about this book was that before every poem there was background information given. It talked about if they poem was a parody or from Through the looking glass and other fun facts. They also would include a definition of words that could be unfamiliar to young readers. This is a great book for young readers i I really enjoyed this book. Overall it has a great selection of poems by Lewis Carroll and great art work by Erik Copeland. The art work really complimented the poems. What i really enjoyed about this book was that before every poem there was background information given. It talked about if they poem was a parody or from Through the looking glass and other fun facts. They also would include a definition of words that could be unfamiliar to young readers. This is a great book for young readers interested in poetry or fans of the Alice and Wonderland adventures.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Read this to the kids to find some poetry more to their liking, but honestly, I got tired of all the silliness by the end.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    a good selection of poems and information about the poems explaining them to children i love the way this series presents the poems with beautiful pictures and explianations

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sally

    Also got this book from Scholastic. Great fun for kids.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Wynn

    The illustrations are beautiful! I love that fact that this book has different poems; however, it would only teach about rhyming poems.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Amusing poems from the author of "Jabberwhocky". Many, if not most, poke fun at early 18th century poetry. Amusing poems from the author of "Jabberwhocky". Many, if not most, poke fun at early 18th century poetry.

  25. 4 out of 5

    ArcadiaEternal

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Wills

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy Bodkin

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Taylor

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