In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry, and devoted fans
There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life, whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it. Share it. It's yours forever. These lovingly selected poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is full of surprises. Each section is preceded by Caroline's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry.
Illustrated with striking watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Jon J Muth, this is truly a book for all ages and interests, and one that families will want to share for years to come.
About the Author
Caroline Kennedy is the author and editor of twelve New York Times bestselling books on American history, politics and poetry. She is also an attorney and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017, and the only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, Kennedy is active in the efforts to improve New York City public schools and serves as President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
John J. Muth is a beloved, award-winning artist and illustrator of dozens of children's books. He was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but studied art and honed his craft in Japan, Germany, Austria, and England. All of Muth's work has received awards and critical acclaim. His picture book, Zen Shorts, was a Caldecott Honor, and his graphic novel, The Mystery Play, won an Eisner award. Muth lives in upstate New York with his wife and four children, where he spends time "chasing the clouds from his brushes."