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Classic Poetry Pages doesn't just recommend any ol' book. We only recommend the ones we like. Of course we tell you, our reader, about these finds in each section of this site.
However, every now and then, we'll come across a book we don't just like, but love! These books deserved a token of extra special appreciation. So we decided to honor these books with our virtual "CPP Buy Now! Award™." Below is a comprehensive list of books that have recently received the award in their category. And the winners are (in no particular order):

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Roald Dahl is simply put the greatest author of children's book of all time. Everyone knows him as the author of "Matilda" (yes, the movie with Danny DeVito), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (yes, made into a movie with Gene Wilder), "James and the Giant Peach" (again made into a wonderfully animated movie) and other children's classics.
"Revolting Rhymes" is true to the Roald Dahl we all know and love, it's a collection of rhymes with the Dahl twist. Mix a little bit of humor, a great sense of storytelling, and some gruesome details and you've got Dahl's style. In this book Dahl retells six popular fairy tales (from Cinderella to Three Little Pigs) with his own, unmistakable twist. This is a collection you'll enjoy reading over and over ... a book well worth the "CPP Buy Now! Award™"!


Dirty Beasts (Picture Puffins)
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Roald Dahl lets his imagination run wild again in this collection of poems about things like flying cows, a pig who gets back at a farmer, and people eating anteaters. "Dirty Beasts" will speak to the imagination of children of all ages as it describes the ridiculous, the humorous, the gruesome, and the amazing in a way only Dahl can.
Asking us to pick between "Dirty Beasts" and "Revolting Rhymes" for the coveted "CPP Buy Now! Award™" just wouldn't be fair! Any book by Roald Dahl deserves a place on your bookshelf!



Love in Verse : Classic Poems of the Heart
by Kathleen Blease (Compiler)
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We, here at poetry pages, had a very hard time deciding which great collection deserves the famous "CPP Buy Now! Award™" in this category. So we decided not to decide. Both books at the top of this list deserve this award and a place on your bookshelf. "Love in Verse" is the perfect poetic valentine with 100+ poems by authors we all know and treasure, making this bundle a heartwarming collection to cuddle up with.


A Book of Love Poetry
by Jon Stallworthy (Editor)
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Another "CPP Buy Now! Award™" winner for the category romance, "Book of Love Poetry" surely deserves it. Stallworthy handpicked the poetry that bring out the most powerful emotions associated with falling and being in love. More than 190 poets are represented in this landmark bundle, and are aranged thematically (starting with young love).

"Stallworthy's book of love poetry, ranging across more than twenty centuries of writing about love 'till the stars have run away' establishes beyond the eye-shadow of a doubt that love is, has been and always will be blind."--Christian Science Monitor

"A very thorough job...eccentric and entertaining."--Times Literary Supplement (London)




The Life Around Us : Selected Poems on Ecological Themes (New Directions Paperbook, 843)
by Denise Levertov

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Receiving the coveted "CPP Buy Now! Award™", this book is a perfect complement to the collection of anyone with a true love for nature. The 62 poems collected in this bundle not only tell the story of the intrinsic beauty of nature, but also of its perils and the importance of its preservation.
The theme nature and the ecology are expressed wonderfuly throughout this bundle with the underlying theme of "fear of loss" (as the author notes in her preface) becoming real and important.



Time's River : The Voyage of Life in Art and Poetry
by Kate Farrell
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Receiving the coveted "CPP Buy Now! Award™" for this category, "Time's River" joins the famous paintings of American Thomas Cole with poems from around the world about the journey of life, and the stops along the way. The collection of poetry is very diverse and allow the reader a glimpse into various viewpoints from all walks of life and cultures. The theme throughout book is growing up and growing older, which is what the reader will experience as they turn the pages.





Lots of classic poetry and art starring Mother Nature as herself. Check it out here !



Love... a many spendored thing. Have a look at the romance section !



"To be or not to be... that is the question." Find poetic thoughts that rhymed here !



Even tough old poets and rough old painters had a lighter side. Find out here !


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Americans' Favorite Poems
by Robert Pinsky (Editor), Maggie Dietz (Editor)
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Robert Pinsky's "Favorite Poem Project" resulted in this superb collection of poetry of all types. Not only did he include some classics, but also some fresh and new poets.
People from all walks of life contributed their favorite poems, and shared a little about what makes those poems so special to them. This anthology is very deserving of the prestigious "CPP Buy Now! Award™" and a spot on your bookshelf!
The favorite poem project can be found at: http://www.favoritepoem.org/



100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Philip Smith (Editor)
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Yes, that's right! The price of this collection is a whopping 90 cents! This collection should have already been on your bookshelf, but if it's not, don't worry, we'll give you a second chance to order it today.
Contains some of the poetry featured on this site, such as: Musee Des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden, She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron, and The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
And some other well-known favorites, such as: Sonnets From The Portuguese: 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ode On A Grecian Urn by John Keats, Annabel Lee and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.


101 Great American Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
by The American Poetry, Literacy Project (Editor), Andrew Carroll (Introduction)
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And yes, again! You can get this collection of poems for the grand amount of 90 cents as well! Just like the thrift edition mentioned about, the word thrift only applies to the price, not the contents. This is another great little collection of famous and timeless poems selected by the American Poetry Literacy Project. A bargain!


The Oxford Book of English Verse
by Christopher B. Ricks (Editor)
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From medieval poems to memorably nursery rhymes, Christopher Rick's version of the Oxford Book of English Verse is a collection of the best in poetry. A grand total of 822 poems have been collected from over 200 writers, which makes for a remarkable mix of poetry, straying from Shakespeare to Blake, Wodsworth, Milton, to even Robinson, Taylor and Cornford. An inspiring anthology!


The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
by Mark Strand (Editor), Eavan Boland (Editor)
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New to poetry? Want to know how to read this stuff? Then this is the perfect manual for you. Each chapter in this book goes into different verse forms, such as the sonnet, the ballad, the stanza, etc. Each chapter is further subdivided to give a good overview, with topics such as "The ballad at a glance" and "The history of the ballad," and concluded with some well-chosen examples.
All in all this book is meant for audiences not yet very familiar with poetry, like college students or general readers with an interest.


   
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