From Daybreak to Good Night

From Daybreak to Good Night

Poems for Children

Book - 2001
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These enduring poems by American master poet Carl Sandburg are perfect for a young audience, and now they have been newly illustrated with bright, colorful double-page artwork. The poems and illustrations work together, following a group of children through a day of enjoying and participating in Sandburg's poetry, observing nature, solving riddles and playing. Young readers will respond to the pastoral themes.

Sandburg lived the last twenty-two years of his life on a farm called Connemara in North Carolina, with his three daughters, Margaret, Janet, and Helga, and his wife, Paula Steichen, who raised champion goats. Sandburg described Connemara as "240 acres and a million acres of sky" and would often take walks in the surrounding woods. The birds, animals, and natural world that surrounded him at the farm resonate throughout these poems.

A prior knowledge and love of poetry are not required to appreciate the wit and insight of Sandburg's work - though a love of poetry may well result!


Daybreak Fog Bluebird, What Do You Feed On? Milk-White Moon, Put the Cows to Sleep Spring Try Being a Goat White Wings Bug Spots Sleep Face Good Night Three Riddles: If You Ask Your Mother There Was a Zebra There Are 10 Apples

We have also included two of Sandburg's favorite poems:

Bee! I'm expecting you!
by Emily Dickinson The Horse Named Bill,
Lyrics by Red Lewis
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9781550376807
Branch Call Number: J 811.52 SANDBUR
Characteristics: 24 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith-Ary, Lynn 1942-


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Jul 20, 2016

An illustrated book with a small collection of Carl Sandburg poetry that adult's and children will enjoy. Here's one poem I'm still thinking about.

The fog comes on little cat feet
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.


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