Housman for Kids

March 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm (Education, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , )

P1010387A Weekly Low Down on Kids Books

Title: A Shropshire Lad

Author: A. E. Housman

Illustrator: Charles Mozley

Genre: Poetry

In February I stumbled across A.E. Housman.  Between the state of my soul, the weather, and Housman’s poetry, I found a little hub of safety.  In the words of my best friend, “Where has he been all our lives?”

Apparently everywhere.

Even in kid’s books, of all places.


The book I found is a $10 hardback from Good Books in the Woods.  It’s a hardback.  It was printed in 1968, and the style of binding, as well as the illustrations, reflect that.  To me, it’s the perfect edition to have floating around the house for your kiddo to discover and flip through as early readers.  Same classic poetry with a much different kid friendly feel.



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