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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Presentation of Classic Poem, 17 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Hiawatha (Picture Puffin) (Paperback)
"Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with drawings by Susan Jeffers brings us a great poem with nice pictures.

"By the shores of Gitche Gumee," begins Longfellow's famous poem, "Song of Hiawatha."

Presented here, stanza-by-stanza, we read the delicious language of Hiawatha's story, from birth to teenage years. It is not the legend of an American Indian that makes it so inviting, or even Longfellow's excellent use of simple English. It is the story of a young boy who happens to be an American Indian. Any boy or girl, especially those growing up where winter nights are frosty, where pine trees whisper, and owls and owlets hoot and laugh, will enjoy the prosaic poem.

It is like reading a walk through the woods.

Longfellow's work is not the only strength on this edition. Susan Jeffers' drawings bring in artistic realism.

Ultimately, the poem will be the lasting value, but it is available anywhere. It is public domain. It is the mix of art and poetry.

I fully recommend "Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Anthony Trendl

editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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