A Child's Book of Poems, 1961 edition illustrated by Vera Bock, from Peter Pauper Press.

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Various authors. Illustrated by Vera Bock. Circa 1961. The Peter Pauper Press. Mount Vernon, New York.

Time to Rise
"A birdie with a yellow bill
Hopped upon the window sill,
Cocked his shining eye and said:
"Ain't you 'shamed, you sleepy-head?"
- Robert Louis Stevenson


The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field
Mary's Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lamplighter by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Duel by Eugene Field
Seein' Things by Eugene Field
The Jumblies by Edward Lear
Father William by Lewis Carroll
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
The Landing of the Pilgrims by Felicia Hemans
The Homes of England by Felicia Hemans
The Wind by Christina Rossetti
Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Captain's Daughter by James T. Fields
Woodman, Spare That Tree! by George Pope Morris
Little Orphan Annie by James Whitcomb Riley
Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
An Incident of the French Camp by Robert Browning
The Ship of State by Henry W. Longfellow
Barbara Frietchie by John G. Whittier
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
The Fairies by William Allingham
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry W. Longfellow
From Pippa Passes by Robert Browning
The Village Blacksmith by Henry W. Longfellow

A Child's Book of Poems is a delightful collection of classic and contemporary poems for young readers. The book features beautiful illustrations by Vera Bock, who captures the essence and mood of each poem with her charming and whimsical style. The poems range from nursery rhymes and fairy tales to nature and animal themes, offering a variety of topics and tones to suit every child's taste. A Child's Book of Poems is a perfect introduction to the world of poetry for children of all ages.

Peter Pauper Press was founded in 1928 by Peter Beilenson, a 22-year-old printer who studied with renowned book and type designer Frederic W. Goudy. He was later joined by his wife, Edna, who became his partner and helped with the sales and operations of the business. The press printed letterpress volumes of prose and poetry by various authors. The books were often illustrated by prominent artists of the 20th century. Today, Peter Pauper Press is still family owned and operated, and continues to publish books and gifts that reflect its founders' legacy of beauty, quality, and value.

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Condition*: Very good/Very Good. Dust jacket: Small amount of puckering from moisture, top left corner, no staining; top right corner lightly bumped; small closed tear, head and tail of the spine. Full-color illustrated cover boards: Small black smudge on the front. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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