• Title: Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • ISBN: 9780684868745
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov to Henry James and to Jane Austen then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard
    If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling, writes Harold Bloom in his introduction to this enchanting and much needed anthology of exceptional stories and poems selected to inspire a lifelong love of readin If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling, writes Harold Bloom in his introduction to this enchanting and much needed anthology of exceptional stories and poems selected to inspire a lifelong love of reading As television, video games, and the Internet threaten to distract young people from the solitary pleasures of reading, Bloom presents a volume that will amuse, challenge, and beguile readers with its myriad voices and subjects Here are old favorites by beloved writers of children s literature, as well as exciting rediscoveries and wonderful works penned by writers better known for their adult classics, such as Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, and Walt Whitman Encompassing the natural world and the supernatural childhood, romance, and death pets, wild animals, and goblins mystery, adventure, and humor the selections reflect the passion and erudition of our most revered literary critic Arranged by season, Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages is a must have anthology, sure to delight readers young and old for years to come.

    One Reply to “Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages”

    1. Wonderful collection of stories, poetry, and fables that are separated by season. The girls and I read all of Autumn in September, October and November. Now that's January, we will start on Winter.

    2. This anthology includes some hauntingly beautiful stories, but Bloom takes pride in including a number of tales that are obtuse and obscure (requiring that extra dose of intelligence implied in the title). I, who love classic literature and "deep reading," was made to feel less than intelligent for not enjoying them.

    3. We had to give this back to the library, but I definitely plan on buying it. There was so much that I wanted to read, and it is exactly the sort of book I want my children to read. (One minor quibble is that I wish Bloom had included more non-Western authors)

    4. An excellent collection of literature for children. From fairy tales (lesser-known classics) to nonsense poetry (Edward Lear) to more serious short stories (Leo Tolstoy), this collection is essential for any good children's library. The selections will prepare children well for secondary and postsecondary studies. Many of the works are considered essential for cultural literacy. I still read this book as a college student.Sensibly collected into four sections (grouped by "season"), this collecti [...]

    5. I'm not sure why, but I'm kind of disappointed in this anthology so far. I started reading the section titled 'Winter', and it feels sort of wintry. I expect to continue dipping into it rather than reading straight through. keeps asking me to "update my progress" and wants to know what page I'm on. This is a book for dipping into, not reading straight through. How do I update that. It's like a book of my favorite poetry - I'll never be finished with it!

    6. If ever you need a book to read to your children this is it! It is a compilation of classic lit. geared to kids. Yeats, Carrol, Kipling etc. My kids LOVE hearing the rhythm of the language even if they don't understand all the words. Some of the short stories are laugh-out-loud funny like "The Remarkable Rocket" by Oscar Wilde. This is what children were reading a hundred years ago, why change now?

    7. No lo leí completo porque lo saqué de la biblioteca y había que devolverlo. La selección de Bloom me pareció moralista, alejada de una visión lúdica de la literatura infantil. Encontré problemas con la traducción de algunos poemas que, siendo juegos de palabras, absurdos, rimas caprichosas, pierden el atractivo que de seguro tienen en su lengua original. El cuento de Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Testapluma", es un gran acierto en la selección: hermosamente triste.

    8. I thought this was an extremely insightful compilation of poetry and short stories. I am quite an avid reader of classics, and becoming a young adult with this book in hand has transformed me into, I feel, a more enlightened human being who can honestly appreciate what generations prior to my own have contributed

    9. Fine collection, though I would advise looking elsewhere if you are looking for an anthology of juvenile poems and stories (both because some of the selections would be too difficult for young children to read, and because some would be disturbing or simply confusing--I'm not sure, for example, at what age kids would be ready to learn about John Brown's life and execution).

    10. I loved this book when I first discovered it for my twins. I am re-reading it now with my youngest and falling in love with it all over again. There are many gems in this books, pieces that are often forgotten today, but highly enjoyable to children.

    11. This is one of my favourite books of all time. If I am ever going somewhere and only have space for one or two books, I will take this, because it will without fail produce the perfect selection to match any mood of mine.

    12. Ótima seleção feita por um apaixonado pela boa leitura. Destaco A Agreste Floresta, O Mistério de Thor Bridge, De Quanta Terra um Homem Precisa? (de Tolstoi, terrível!), A Sepultura Intranquila e o perturbador poema O Mercado do Duende (que medo!).

    13. This book is divided into four sections—spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring generally means comedy; summer means romance; autumn means tragedy; and winter means irony. As the title says, the book contains both stories and poems.

    14. Excellent collection of stories and poems. Makes a great outloud bedtime read, though some of them are a bit spooky.

    15. A book about poems and stories is most likely to be interested with . I like this book full of totally interesting stories.

    16. I was intrigued by the title for this collection of stories, but I wasn't super impressed. Maybe I'll give it another chance later

    17. Many terrific inclusions & others not so much. Must hunt & peck for what to read from itybe I'M not that intelligent. What a title!?

    18. A gift from my father. This was one of my favorite books as a kid because of the varied selections available to read.

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