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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   





I killed a robin. The little thing,

With scarlet breast and glossy wing,

That comes on the apple tree to sing.

I flung a stone as he twittered there,

I only meant to give him a scare,

But off it went—and hit him square.

A little flutter—a little cry—

Then on the ground I saw him lie,

I did n't think he was going to die.

But as I watched him I soon could see

He never would sing for you or me

Any more in the apple tree.

Never more in the morning light,

Never more in the sunshine bright,

Trilling his song in gay delight.

And I'm thinking every summer day,

How never, never can I repay

The little life I took away.


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