From Gunter Grass to Goethe and before--a well-selected bilingual collection of German poems arranged in reverse chronological order. No important poets are omitted and the modern period--from about 1890 on--is particularly well represented. These are not, of course, children's poems, though there are a few more dealing with children and animals and such than would be usual in an adult collection. The introduction presents a very brief summary of the history of German poetry without attempting to place German culture in a larger context of history or world literature, something of a weakness. Attractive, appropriate drawings enhance the appearance throughout and brief biographies conclude. Well-adapted to high school age and above, this could be useful as a school supplementary text.