Poetry: wrapping words around our tongues

Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin and illustrated by Steven Arcella, is one of over 20 texts in Sterling Publishing‘s Poetry for Young People series.

Other books in this series feature poets like William Carlos Williams, Yeats, Alfred Lloyd Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, Wordsworth, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Maya Angelou. The complete list can be found here.

While the rhythm, repetition, and creative visual images conjured up by poems are intriguing to many, it can also be helpful to share poems in this visual format that provides clues to each poem’s meaning and enhances the learning experience.


Want to know more about Carl Sandburg?

You can read his biography and more of his poems here and here and take a virtual tour of the Sandburg museum here.

And don’t miss Imagine It! a Website for Kids of All Ages for an interactive experience about Sandburg’s life and adventures that you won’t soon forget.


additional poetry resources can be found here


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