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Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry, [compiled] by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy ; illustrated by Andrew Portwood

Label
Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry
Title
Knock at a star
Title remainder
a child's introduction to poetry
Statement of responsibility
[compiled] by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy ; illustrated by Andrew Portwood
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of poems arranged in such categories as poems that make you smile, send messages, or share feelings; poems that contain "beats that repeat" or "word play"; and special kinds of poems such as limericks, songs, and haiku
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811.008/09282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS586.3
LC item number
.K58 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry, [compiled] by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy ; illustrated by Andrew Portwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes indexes by author, title and first line
  • Paperback illustrated by Karen Lee Baker
Contents
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Genuine poem, found on a blackboard in a bowling alley in Story City, Iowa
  • Ted Kooser
  • Part five, Finders-keepers poems :
  • GATE
  • Anonymous
  • Yield
  • Ronald Gross
  • Lake was covered all over
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
  • 4-way stop
  • Jean Little
  • Park people
  • Karama Fufuka
  • Myrtle
  • Ted Kooser
  • Two people
  • Eve Merriam
  • Mama's bouquets
  • Ashley Bryan
  • My mother
  • Part five, Help you understand people :
  • Valeris Worth
  • Dad
  • Janet S. Wong
  • Sundays
  • Paul B. Janeczko
  • grandmother
  • Ray A. Young Bear
  • People
  • Charlotte Zolotow
  • Puerto Ricans in New York
  • Charles Reznikoff
  • Narcissa
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Knowing one
  • Alan Benjamin
  • Song of the pop-bottlers
  • Morris Bishop
  • Chess nut
  • Charles Ghigna
  • Crickets
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Did you eever, iver, over?
  • Anonymous
  • Auk talk
  • Part five, Word play :
  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Notice to myself
  • Eve Merriam
  • I wave good-bye when butter flies
  • Jack Prelutsky
  • Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • in Just-
  • e.e. cummings
  • My auntie
  • Colin West
  • Plant life
  • Charles Reznikoff
  • Wind and silver
  • Amy Lowell
  • Dreams /
  • Langston Hughes
  • stars
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Epigram engraved on the collar of a dog
  • Alexander Pope
  • Horses of the sea
  • Part four, Likenesses :
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Eagle
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Splinter
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Dry winter
  • Jane Kenyon
  • Spill
  • Judith Thurman
  • Wind
  • Fireflies
  • James Stephens
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Porch light
  • Deborah Chandra
  • Child frightened by a thunderstorm
  • Ted Kooser
  • House-wreckers
  • Felice Holman
  • Look out!
  • Max Fatchen
  • Zimmer in grade school
  • Paul Zimmer
  • Losing face
  • Janet S. Wong
  • The 1st
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Listening to grownups qurreling
  • Part four, Share feelings :
  • Ruth Whitman
  • Hide and seek
  • Robert Graves
  • Hurt doe
  • Emanuel diPasquale
  • Historic moment
  • William J. Harris
  • Country school
  • Ted Kooser
  • While I slept
  • Christmas morning i
  • Robert Francis
  • Carol Freeman
  • And stands there sighing
  • Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • My brother
  • Bobbi Katz
  • Leave me alone
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay
  • Fury said to a mouse
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Seashells
  • Douglas Florian
  • For a quick exit
  • Norma Farber
  • Concrete cat
  • Dorthi Charles
  • HANDSAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  • Part four, Show-and-spell poems :
  • Richard Lebovitz
  • Dancing bear
  • Rachel Field
  • You can talk about your hummingbirds
  • Arnold Adoff
  • Sidewalk racer
  • Lillian Morrison
  • waterwheels in whirl
  • Penny Harter
  • midnight sirens
  • Penny Harter
  • Tunnel
  • Sylvia Cassedy
  • Green cockleburs
  • Richard Wright
  • After weeks of watching the roof leak
  • Gary Snyder
  • Bang! the starter's gun
  • Part six, Haiku :
  • Dorthi Charles
  • August
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Ancient pool
  • Bashō (trans. by Olivia Gray)
  • Bantam rooster
  • Kikaku (trans. by harry Behn)
  • Now the swing is still
  • Nicholas Virgilio
  • out after dark
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
  • White horse
  • D.H. Lawrence
  • Child on the shore
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Boat
  • Richard Brautigan
  • Winter song
  • Dennis Lee
  • Green candles
  • Part six, Start you wondering :
  • Humbert Wolfe
  • Old stone house
  • Walter de la Mare
  • Magnet
  • Valerie Worth
  • Key ring
  • Virginia Hamilton Adair
  • Magical mouse
  • Kenneth Patchen
  • Daniel Boone
  • Robert Bennett
  • Windshield wiper
  • Eve Merriam
  • I am Rose
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Canis Major
  • Robert Frost
  • Paleface
  • James Hayford
  • Opposite of kite, I'd say
  • Part three, Beats that repeat :
  • Richard Wilbur
  • My half
  • Florence parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce
  • Blackberry sweet
  • Dudley Randall
  • Triolet aganist sisters
  • Phyllis McGinley
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Ostrich is a silly bird
  • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Windy nights
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Windy nights
  • Sarah N. Cleghorn
  • Spctacular
  • Lilian Moore
  • Childhood
  • Frances Cornford
  • Poor
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Raccoon
  • Kenneth Rexroth
  • Landscape
  • Part three, Send messages :
  • Eve Merriam
  • Word is dead
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Oh, God of dust and rainbows
  • Langston Hughes
  • Time to plant trees
  • James Hayford
  • Before starting
  • Walker Gibson
  • Smokescreen
  • Charles Ghigna
  • Subway rush hour
  • Langston Hughes
  • Golf links
  • Bob Dylan
  • Part three, Songs :
  • Riddle song
  • Anonymous
  • I had a little nut tree
  • Anonymous
  • On top of old Smoky
  • Anonymous
  • Blowin' in the wind
  • Anonymous
  • In a cavern, in a canyon
  • Paul Dehn
  • Sing a song of sixpence
  • Anonymous
  • Sing a song of subways
  • Eve Merriam
  • Wee four lads
  • Anonymous
  • Part two, Takeoffs :
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
  • Lewis Carroll
  • This is just to say
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Variations on a theme by William Carlos Williams
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Clementine
  • Charles Causley
  • Coyote blue
  • Judith Mountain-Leaf Volborth
  • But only the breeze --
  • Constance Levy
  • Outlaw
  • Felice Holman
  • Story that could be true
  • William Stafford
  • Mummy slept late and daddy fixed breakfast
  • Part two, Tell stories :
  • John Ciardi
  • John Henry
  • Anonymous
  • Peanut sat on a railroad track
  • Anonymous
  • Knowlegeable child
  • L.A.G. Strong
  • Purist
  • Ogden Nash
  • What happened to Lulu?
  • John Gould Fletcher
  • Rain
  • Emanuel diPasquale
  • Julius Caesar
  • Anonymous
  • Pickety fence
  • David McCord
  • Mice are nice
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • My old cat
  • Part two, Word music :
  • Hal Summers
  • Stories
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Analysis of baseball
  • May Swenson
  • Football
  • Walt Mason
  • Winter ocean
  • John Updike
  • Saying Dante aloud
  • James Wright
  • Flittermice
  • Patricia Hubbell
  • Skaters
  • Constance Levy
  • April fool
  • John Ciardi
  • Piggish young person from Leeds
  • Anonymous
  • There was a young lady from Lynn
  • Anonymous
  • There was a young lady named Rose
  • William Jay Smith
  • There was a young lady of Twickenham
  • Section 3, Special kinds of poetry ; Part one, Limericks :
  • Oliver Herford
  • There was an old man from Peru
  • Anonymous
  • Blessèd Lord, what it is to by young
  • David McCrod
  • Bridge engineer, Mr. Crumpett
  • Anonymous
  • There was an old person of Skye
  • Edward Lear
  • Well, it's partly the shape of the thing
  • Anonymous
  • How akward while playing with glue
  • Bashō (trans. by Olivia Gray)
  • Do it yourself
  • Joan Aiken.
  • Part three, Afterword to adults
  • Section 4, Do it yourself; Part one, Writing your own poems. Part two, Ideas :
  • Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
  • Anonymous
  • Rope rhyme
  • Eloise Greenfield
  • That old haunted house
  • Judith Viorst
  • On the one-ton temple bell
  • Judith Viorst
  • There was a man
  • Dennis Lee
  • Algy
  • Anonymous
  • Ceiling
  • Theodore Roethke
  • Miss McGillicuddy
  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Knitted things
  • Section one, What do poems do? ; Part one, Make you smile :
  • Karla Kuskin
  • Getting together
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • Crunchy
  • Max Fatchen
  • Commas
  • Douglas Florian
  • My mother took me skating
  • Jack Prelutsky
  • Learning
  • Barbara Juster Esbensen
  • Surprise
  • Richard Brautigan
  • Waiting for the storm
  • Timothy Steele
  • Snowy benches
  • Aileen Fisher
  • Peach
  • Rose Rauter
  • Spruce woods
  • Section two, What's inside a poem? ; Part one, Images :
  • A.R. Ammons
  • Runner
  • Walt Whitman
  • This is a night
  • Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • Earthy anecdote
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Good hot dogs
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • My fingers
  • Mary O'Neill
  • September
  • John Updike
  • Bull snake rattle
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780316488006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98021572
System control number
ocm39060637
Label
Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry, [compiled] by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy ; illustrated by Andrew Portwood
Publication
Note
  • Includes indexes by author, title and first line
  • Paperback illustrated by Karen Lee Baker
Contents
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Genuine poem, found on a blackboard in a bowling alley in Story City, Iowa
  • Ted Kooser
  • Part five, Finders-keepers poems :
  • GATE
  • Anonymous
  • Yield
  • Ronald Gross
  • Lake was covered all over
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
  • 4-way stop
  • Jean Little
  • Park people
  • Karama Fufuka
  • Myrtle
  • Ted Kooser
  • Two people
  • Eve Merriam
  • Mama's bouquets
  • Ashley Bryan
  • My mother
  • Part five, Help you understand people :
  • Valeris Worth
  • Dad
  • Janet S. Wong
  • Sundays
  • Paul B. Janeczko
  • grandmother
  • Ray A. Young Bear
  • People
  • Charlotte Zolotow
  • Puerto Ricans in New York
  • Charles Reznikoff
  • Narcissa
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Knowing one
  • Alan Benjamin
  • Song of the pop-bottlers
  • Morris Bishop
  • Chess nut
  • Charles Ghigna
  • Crickets
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Did you eever, iver, over?
  • Anonymous
  • Auk talk
  • Part five, Word play :
  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Notice to myself
  • Eve Merriam
  • I wave good-bye when butter flies
  • Jack Prelutsky
  • Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • in Just-
  • e.e. cummings
  • My auntie
  • Colin West
  • Plant life
  • Charles Reznikoff
  • Wind and silver
  • Amy Lowell
  • Dreams /
  • Langston Hughes
  • stars
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Epigram engraved on the collar of a dog
  • Alexander Pope
  • Horses of the sea
  • Part four, Likenesses :
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Eagle
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Splinter
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Dry winter
  • Jane Kenyon
  • Spill
  • Judith Thurman
  • Wind
  • Fireflies
  • James Stephens
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Porch light
  • Deborah Chandra
  • Child frightened by a thunderstorm
  • Ted Kooser
  • House-wreckers
  • Felice Holman
  • Look out!
  • Max Fatchen
  • Zimmer in grade school
  • Paul Zimmer
  • Losing face
  • Janet S. Wong
  • The 1st
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Listening to grownups qurreling
  • Part four, Share feelings :
  • Ruth Whitman
  • Hide and seek
  • Robert Graves
  • Hurt doe
  • Emanuel diPasquale
  • Historic moment
  • William J. Harris
  • Country school
  • Ted Kooser
  • While I slept
  • Christmas morning i
  • Robert Francis
  • Carol Freeman
  • And stands there sighing
  • Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • My brother
  • Bobbi Katz
  • Leave me alone
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay
  • Fury said to a mouse
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Seashells
  • Douglas Florian
  • For a quick exit
  • Norma Farber
  • Concrete cat
  • Dorthi Charles
  • HANDSAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  • Part four, Show-and-spell poems :
  • Richard Lebovitz
  • Dancing bear
  • Rachel Field
  • You can talk about your hummingbirds
  • Arnold Adoff
  • Sidewalk racer
  • Lillian Morrison
  • waterwheels in whirl
  • Penny Harter
  • midnight sirens
  • Penny Harter
  • Tunnel
  • Sylvia Cassedy
  • Green cockleburs
  • Richard Wright
  • After weeks of watching the roof leak
  • Gary Snyder
  • Bang! the starter's gun
  • Part six, Haiku :
  • Dorthi Charles
  • August
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Ancient pool
  • Bashō (trans. by Olivia Gray)
  • Bantam rooster
  • Kikaku (trans. by harry Behn)
  • Now the swing is still
  • Nicholas Virgilio
  • out after dark
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
  • White horse
  • D.H. Lawrence
  • Child on the shore
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Boat
  • Richard Brautigan
  • Winter song
  • Dennis Lee
  • Green candles
  • Part six, Start you wondering :
  • Humbert Wolfe
  • Old stone house
  • Walter de la Mare
  • Magnet
  • Valerie Worth
  • Key ring
  • Virginia Hamilton Adair
  • Magical mouse
  • Kenneth Patchen
  • Daniel Boone
  • Robert Bennett
  • Windshield wiper
  • Eve Merriam
  • I am Rose
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Canis Major
  • Robert Frost
  • Paleface
  • James Hayford
  • Opposite of kite, I'd say
  • Part three, Beats that repeat :
  • Richard Wilbur
  • My half
  • Florence parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce
  • Blackberry sweet
  • Dudley Randall
  • Triolet aganist sisters
  • Phyllis McGinley
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Ostrich is a silly bird
  • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Windy nights
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Windy nights
  • Sarah N. Cleghorn
  • Spctacular
  • Lilian Moore
  • Childhood
  • Frances Cornford
  • Poor
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Raccoon
  • Kenneth Rexroth
  • Landscape
  • Part three, Send messages :
  • Eve Merriam
  • Word is dead
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Oh, God of dust and rainbows
  • Langston Hughes
  • Time to plant trees
  • James Hayford
  • Before starting
  • Walker Gibson
  • Smokescreen
  • Charles Ghigna
  • Subway rush hour
  • Langston Hughes
  • Golf links
  • Bob Dylan
  • Part three, Songs :
  • Riddle song
  • Anonymous
  • I had a little nut tree
  • Anonymous
  • On top of old Smoky
  • Anonymous
  • Blowin' in the wind
  • Anonymous
  • In a cavern, in a canyon
  • Paul Dehn
  • Sing a song of sixpence
  • Anonymous
  • Sing a song of subways
  • Eve Merriam
  • Wee four lads
  • Anonymous
  • Part two, Takeoffs :
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
  • Lewis Carroll
  • This is just to say
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Variations on a theme by William Carlos Williams
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Clementine
  • Charles Causley
  • Coyote blue
  • Judith Mountain-Leaf Volborth
  • But only the breeze --
  • Constance Levy
  • Outlaw
  • Felice Holman
  • Story that could be true
  • William Stafford
  • Mummy slept late and daddy fixed breakfast
  • Part two, Tell stories :
  • John Ciardi
  • John Henry
  • Anonymous
  • Peanut sat on a railroad track
  • Anonymous
  • Knowlegeable child
  • L.A.G. Strong
  • Purist
  • Ogden Nash
  • What happened to Lulu?
  • John Gould Fletcher
  • Rain
  • Emanuel diPasquale
  • Julius Caesar
  • Anonymous
  • Pickety fence
  • David McCord
  • Mice are nice
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • My old cat
  • Part two, Word music :
  • Hal Summers
  • Stories
  • J. Patrick Lewis
  • Analysis of baseball
  • May Swenson
  • Football
  • Walt Mason
  • Winter ocean
  • John Updike
  • Saying Dante aloud
  • James Wright
  • Flittermice
  • Patricia Hubbell
  • Skaters
  • Constance Levy
  • April fool
  • John Ciardi
  • Piggish young person from Leeds
  • Anonymous
  • There was a young lady from Lynn
  • Anonymous
  • There was a young lady named Rose
  • William Jay Smith
  • There was a young lady of Twickenham
  • Section 3, Special kinds of poetry ; Part one, Limericks :
  • Oliver Herford
  • There was an old man from Peru
  • Anonymous
  • Blessèd Lord, what it is to by young
  • David McCrod
  • Bridge engineer, Mr. Crumpett
  • Anonymous
  • There was an old person of Skye
  • Edward Lear
  • Well, it's partly the shape of the thing
  • Anonymous
  • How akward while playing with glue
  • Bashō (trans. by Olivia Gray)
  • Do it yourself
  • Joan Aiken.
  • Part three, Afterword to adults
  • Section 4, Do it yourself; Part one, Writing your own poems. Part two, Ideas :
  • Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
  • Anonymous
  • Rope rhyme
  • Eloise Greenfield
  • That old haunted house
  • Judith Viorst
  • On the one-ton temple bell
  • Judith Viorst
  • There was a man
  • Dennis Lee
  • Algy
  • Anonymous
  • Ceiling
  • Theodore Roethke
  • Miss McGillicuddy
  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Knitted things
  • Section one, What do poems do? ; Part one, Make you smile :
  • Karla Kuskin
  • Getting together
  • N.M. Bodecker
  • Crunchy
  • Max Fatchen
  • Commas
  • Douglas Florian
  • My mother took me skating
  • Jack Prelutsky
  • Learning
  • Barbara Juster Esbensen
  • Surprise
  • Richard Brautigan
  • Waiting for the storm
  • Timothy Steele
  • Snowy benches
  • Aileen Fisher
  • Peach
  • Rose Rauter
  • Spruce woods
  • Section two, What's inside a poem? ; Part one, Images :
  • A.R. Ammons
  • Runner
  • Walt Whitman
  • This is a night
  • Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • Earthy anecdote
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Good hot dogs
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • My fingers
  • Mary O'Neill
  • September
  • John Updike
  • Bull snake rattle
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780316488006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98021572
System control number
ocm39060637

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