RUNNING TO PARADISE by W. B. Yeats

RUNNING TO PARADISE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first collection of Yeats' poetry ""to have been made and published with children in mind"" succeeds beautifully, proving that great poetry can be appreciated on a multiplicity of levels. Many of the poems are clarified by the excellent introduction which simply and skillfully elucidates the relationship between Yeats' early experiences and the thematic content of his poetry. The poems themselves--be they fantastical, political or philosophical have considerable appeal. Children will especially appreciate the fairytale nature of many of the lyrics as well as Yeats' recurrent use of the ballad form. The brisk pen and ink drawings contribute also to making Running to Paradise cohesive, satisfying and often delightful.

Pub Date: Sept. 2nd, 1968
Publisher: Macmillan