Robert Browning’s poetry has mysteries and a beauty of language that youngsters will love exploring, from the classic and beloved Pied Piper of Hamelin to the charming verse play Pippa Passes. Perfect for parents to read aloud or along with their children, and accompanied by striking artwork, here is a selection of some of Browning’s most reader-friendly works. Several paintings compellingly capture Pied Piper’s drama: the Piper, smiling as he offers his services; the rats fleeing the town in droves; and the entranced children who will soon be lost forever. Home Thoughts from Abroad (“Oh, to be in England, Now that April’s there…”) features illustrations of the countryside in full bloom. There are 25 excerpts in all, fully annotated to enrich young readers’ understanding of these poems.
Poetry for Young People: Robert Browning by Eileen Gillooly
Dark illustrated paperback covers with stapled spine. Edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and binding. Previous owners name blacked out on title page. Published by Scholastic in 2001. Childrens. Measures 10×8.5 inches, un-paginated. VG