Second in this series of illustrated anthologies of Van Doren's poetry, this will companion The Country Year, and prove an addition to the libraries of those who follow his work. This volume, about children and family, includes twenty five years of poems of intense personal interest, of deep human appeal, of touching lyric quality. In the lengthening of the years, the progress from small child to more adult member of the family, is the author's gentle perception and happy preoccupation with all phases of growth, of incident, of appearance. The illustrations by Waldo Peirce perhaps are not as appealing as those of John G'Hara Cosgrave III which so fittingly accompanied the early collection, but have a charm of their own. 19 of the inclusions have never appeared before, others come from many types of magazines.