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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One
by Ada Skinner
First volume of A Child's Own Book of Verse, a three-volume set planned for use during the four primary years. This unusually fine collection of poetry was selected with the child's interests in mind. Includes sound rhymes and jingles to appeal to the ear, descriptive poems to create images in the mind's eye, lullabies and lyrics to warm the heart, and story-telling poems to stir the imagination. Attractively illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.  Ages 5-8
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TO THE SUN DOOR

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They saw it rise in the morning,

They saw it set at night,

And they longed to go and see it;

Ah, if they only might.


The little soft white clouds heard them,

And stepped from out of the blue,

And each laid a little child softly

Upon its bosom of dew.


And they carried them higher and higher,

And they nothing knew any more

Until they were standing waiting

In front of the round gold door.


And they knocked and called and entreated,

Whoever should be within;

But all to no purpose, for no one

Would hearken to let them in.

—KATE GREENAWAY.





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