An essential collection of children's verse, with poems by Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, and Shel Silverstein (among many others).
"Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers,magicians, bankers of the treasures
of the mind, Books are humanity in print."