Friday, June 18, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Two Writing Teachers.

With Father's Day fast approaching, I've selected the 2007 edition of "If: A Father's Advice to His Son" by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr, the 2010 winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Smith's dynamic sports photography gives this classic poem a modern edge. The book includes notes about Kipling, who won the 1907 Nobel Prize in literature, and an explanation of why Smith selected this poem for interpretation.

Here is Friday's Famous First: Can you name the title and author of this first line?
"Jim Webb's luck was running muddy when Bass Reeves rode into town."

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