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Songs of Childhood - Book
Songs of Childhood - Book

Songs of Childhood

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Songs of Childhood features 84 classic poems by Walter de la Mare. This beautiful, illustrated edition will help your elementary age student learn to appreciate poetry.


Songs from Childhood & Selections from Peacock Pie features 84 classic poems by Walter de la Mare. Charming illustrations by Estrella Canziani highlight many of the pages. Although many of de la Mare's poems can be found online, it is hard to savor a poem from a screen. This beautiful edition will help your student immerse deeply into the work of de la Mare as part of their poetry study in the early grades.

Here's a sample poem for your enjoyment:

by Walter de la Mare

Hide and seek, says the Wind,
In the shade of the woods;
Hide and seek, says the Moon,
To the hazel buds;
Hide and seek, says the Cloud,
Star on to star;
Hide and seek, says the Wave,
At the harbour bar;
Hide and seek, say I,
To myself, and step
Out of the dream of Wake
Into the dream of Sleep.


Walter de la Mare was a British poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and his short stories.

Paperbound, 5.5 x 8.5"

142 pages