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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Two
by Ada Skinner
Second 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 6-9
137 pages $8.95   




The leaves were reddening to their fall.

"Coo!" said the gray doves, "coo!"

As they sunned themselves on the garden wall,

And the swallows round them flew,

"Whither away, sweet swallows?

Coo!" said the gray doves, "coo!"

"Far from this land of ice and snow

To a sunny southern clime we go,

Where the sky is warm and bright and gay:

Come with us, away, away!

"Come," they said, "to that sunny clime!"

"Coo!" said the gray doves, "coo!"

"You will die in this land of mist and rime,

Where 't is bleak the winter through.


Come away!" said the swallows.

"Coo!" said the gray doves, "coo!

Oh, God in heaven," they said, "is good;

And little hands will give us food,

And guard us all the winter through.

Coo!" said the gray doves, "coo!"

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