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children's poetry book
Posted by: Jody (---.mecnet.net)
Date: June 04, 2003 05:07PM

Hello all,
I am searching for a particular children's poetry book that I had when I was younger. I had it in 1980, so the copyright would be somewhere around there. The book was an over-sized hardcover with a blue binding and a cream cover. I do not know the title or authors, but it had Lewis Carroll's The Jabberwocky, as well as a poem about an elephant who uses a telephant, or is it a telephone and an elephone? It also had a poem about a boy from Italy. The book had very colorful illustrations and had a large collection of poems from various authors. If anyone knows the name of this book, I would love to hear from you!
Thank you.


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: June 04, 2003 05:57PM

by parts maybe we'll get there ...

the second poem is by Laura E. Richards

Eletelephony
By Laura E. Richards 1850-1943

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)

Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: June 04, 2003 10:03PM

Here's her hometown library with information about her. They might know publication information on her works.

Another reference might be a good children's librarian.

pam


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: June 04, 2003 10:06PM

Sorry- forgot the links-

This one is for Powell's books in Oregon. It has 267 poetry books listed, most with photos. Perhaps one of these is yours.

[www.powells.com] />
Here's the Laura Richards-

[www.gpl.lib.me.us] />
pam


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: Mia (---.sc.univ-montp1.fr)
Date: June 05, 2003 06:49AM

"Find a title" British sites
www.abebooks.co.uk/docs/ReadingRoom/BookSleuth/apr10.shtml

www.magical-romance.connectfree.co.uk/Elusive.html


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: June 05, 2003 02:01PM

until now I can only place these two authors together in 1 book

- Pipe that Song Again
by Nancy Larrick, illustr by Kelly Oechsli
.
you can always try this one ( it used to be free) :
[www.logan.com];


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: Gwendolynn Starkist (---.ecsis.net)
Date: February 03, 2004 07:38PM

what up homies?occiferj wrote:

Hello all,
I am searching for a particular children's poetry book that I
had when I was younger. I had it in 1980, so the copyright
would be somewhere around there. The book was an over-sized
hardcover with a blue binding and a cream cover. I do not know
the title or authors, but it had Lewis Carroll's The
Jabberwocky, as well as a poem about an elephant who uses a
telephant, or is it a telephone and an elephone? It also had a
poem about a boy from Italy. The book had very colorful
illustrations and had a large collection of poems from various
authors. If anyone knows the name of this book, I would love
to hear from you!
Thank you.


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: February 03, 2004 09:20PM

This is not a book, but it may contain the same poems you seek:

[www.storyit.com] />

Les


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: gringa26@yahoo.com (66.5.125.---)
Date: February 17, 2004 05:56PM

Hi I am a seventh grade school teacher doing a unit on poetry. our text uses Jabberwocky, but some of my student seemed to have a hard time dealing with the translation/meaning. I remembered the elephant telephone poem (from my second grade reader 1962) and sat about to locate the poem. so hopefully i am saving you some time.

it is Eletelephony by Laura E Richards
go [www.cswnet.com] />
It is all over the internet

have fun!


Re: children's poetry book
Posted by: jennifer (---.norstn01.pa.comcast.net)
Date: March 14, 2004 09:04PM

The book is called

Sing a Song of Popcorn!

It is my favorite all time poetry book and Eletelephony is my favorite children's poem! Hope this helps you out!




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