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The Highwayman Hardcover – 11 Jun 1981

4.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (11 Jun. 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192797484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192797483
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keeping's illustrations are amongst the most powerful images ever to have appeared in children's literature. (Books for Keeps)

The striking quality of these classic poems is such that they still offer excitement and intensity for today's young readers with Keeping's unique interpretation providing a marvellous way into the poetry. (Dave Chant, Carousel) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Words and pictures to take your breath away --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I picked this up by chance at a second hand bookshop, and had to have it. It's short, and presents like a childrens book, but I'd say it's far from. It contains some rather adult themes for a book that really looks like it should be for children (the typeset gives it this feeling).

the illustrations are wonderful and really bring this book to life, it's well worth getting a copy, despite how short it is. I highly recommend this!
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We were taught this in the 1950 at home, and we all knew it off by heart, then when the film came out with Philip Friend as the highwayman, we all fell in love with him, this is such an unusual poem Alfred Noyes could write a good story, I just wish they would release the film again, buy this, you will love it, especially if you are a romantic like me, its so sad.
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The children in my class loved the illustrations in this version of Alfred Noyes Poem (KS2) and decided they were haunting, chilling and exciting.
Highly recommend for independent reading or sharing as a class reader.
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I bought the book for my visitor from Germany. Helen is a student who studies English and she absolutely loved the story! It's a going away present for her.
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this was an immediate hit with my grandsons (aged 8yrs.) a wonderful atmospheric poem that my mother used to recite and superbly illustrated
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Year 5 narrative poetry book - very gory but many a child has apparantly studied it and slept through the night afterwards...
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First read this poem at primary school, have always loved it. The illustrations are good but I expected they would be in colour but were not, which was a shame.
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A beautiful book and a wonderful haunting poem. I use this with year 5 classes and they adore it. A powerful introduction to narrative poetry.
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