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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 Sea is a good friend of mine;

For when I come along,

She makes her ripples dance for glee

And sings a splendid song.

Down close beside her I can watch

The silver sails unfurl,

And every rolling, tumbling wave

Upon the shore uncurl;—

They make wide mirrors for the sky

And zig-zag ropes of sand,

To mark the farthest edges where

The water touches land.

At night the Moon a pathway makes

Across the spreading Sea;

It must be for the Sea's mermaids

And small mermen, and me.

It leads straight from its skyward end

To ripples at my feet,

And sometime I perchance may trip

Along the golden street;

I'd like to visit with the Moon

And walk the Milky Way

And linger with the little stars—

If the golden path would stay!

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