Friday, November 11, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Teaching Authors.

The season from Thanksgiving to Christmas always inspires me with a nostalgic longing for a simpler time.  So in keeping with that sentiment, my selection consists of two editions of "Over the River and Through the Wood: a Thanksgiving Poem" written by Lydia Maria Child.

One edition, published by North South books in 1998, features richly colored woodblock illustrations by Christopher Manson.  This book also includes the words and music to the well-known song.

The other edition was published in 2011 by Candlewick Press and is illustrated by Matt Tavares.  Tavares' watercolor paintings are full of movement and feature wonderful small details that are well worth a second and third look.

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