Books by Robert Southey

THE CATARACT OF LODORE by Robert Southey
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Both books are worthy of purchase; if a choice must be made, Gerstein's art is more imaginative and more skillful and coherent as illustration. (Poetry/Picture book. 5+)"
Oddly enough, Mordecai Gerstein's lovely, comical edition of this onomatopoeic poem—in which a poet laureate describes one of Britain's waterfalls to his children—came out just last fall. Read full book review >
THE CATARACT OF LODORE by Robert Southey
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
At his children's request, one of Britain's poet laureates (1813-43) explains ``How does the Water/Come down at Lodore?''—a waterfall at the upper end of Derwentwater, also a favorite haunt of Beatrix Potter's. ``And moreover he tasked me/To tell him in rhyme.'' The indulgent father complies, ``For of rhymes I had store...Because I was Laureate /To them and the King.'' Rhymes indeed, cascading as uninhibited as falling water! Read full book review >