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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   




A goodly host one day was mine,

A Golden Apple his only sign,

That hung from a long branch, ripe and fine.

My host was the bountiful apple tree;

He gave me shelter and nourished me

With the best of fare, all fresh and free.


And light-winged guests came not a few,

To his leafy inn, and sipped the dew,

And sang their best songs ere they flew.

I slept at night, on a downy bed

Of moss, and my Host benignly spread

His own cool shadow over my head.

When I asked what reckoning there might be,

He shook his broad boughs cheerily:—

A blessing be thine, green Apple tree!


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