Monday, May 03, 2010

Book Sharing Monday - Talking to the Sun

Talking to the Sun, an Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People, selected and introduced by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell, with art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

First published in 1985, this book has been around for a while, and it's one that we've checked out of the library several times.  When I saw it on a used curriculum post a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the chance of having our own copy, and am really enjoying using it as part of the stealth-homeschooling practice known as coffee-table strewing.  It's a lovely, lovely book filled with poetry from the classics through the modern age, and the art, oh, the art!  Makes me want to run to the nearest art museum and feast my eyes.

Book Sharing Monday is hosted by Serendipity Home School.  See what other beautiful books are being blogged about today!


Alex said...

I will be checking our library for this one! I love art!
Thanks for using Mr. Linky today to share your book. I think this is going to work really nicely for all of us.

Tabatha said...

That looks like a great book! I am sorry it is not currently in print -- it looks like a good book to give as a gift.

I hadn't heard of "Book Sharing Monday." Sounds like an inspired (if hard on the pocketbook) idea.

Fiddler said...

Alex and Tabatha, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments.

Alex, I hope to be back in the swing of Book Sharing Monday this coming week. This week was crazy!

Tabatha, usually our picks are library books, so the habit doesn't drain the piggy bank too much. ; )