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Alphabestiary (1995) [Anthology]
by Dorothy Aldis Hilaire Belloc William Blake Emily Brontė John Ciardi Christine Crow Carmen Bernos de Gasztold Walter de la Mare Isak Dinesen Aileen Fisher Robert Francis Rose Fyleman Grace Taber Hallock Mary Ann Hoberman Anna Kirwan D. H. Lawrence Sandra Liatsos Denis Florence McCarthy Irene Rutherford McLeod Lilian Moore Ogden Nash Beatrix Potter Jack Prelutsky Marci Ridlon Theodore Roethke Christina Rossetti Pat Schneider William Jay Smith Adam Stemple Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Sund Alfred Tennyson Ann Warren Turner Toni Watson Jane Yolen Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (Library of Congress description):

A collection of poems by such authors as William Blake, Christina Rosetti, Hilaire Belloc, Adam Stemple, and Jane Yolen describe all kinds of animals from anteaters to zebras.

Edited by Jane Yolen.


  • Anteater by Jane Yolen
  • Ant Song by Mary Ann Hoberman
  • The Bat by Theodore Roethke
  • Lucy, Large Bear by Pat Schneider
  • The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti
  • The Prayer of the Cat by Carmen Bernos De Gasztold (translated by Rumer Godden)
  • Donkey Anonymous
  • Wild Ducks by Sandra Liatsos
  • Lone Dog by Irene Rutherford McLeod
  • The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • The Emu by Jane Yolen
  • Elephant Anonymous
  • Firefly Anonymous
  • The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
  • Fishes Come Bite! by Beatrix Potter
  • Grasshoppers Three (Old song)
  • Ground Hog Day by Lilian Moore
  • The Gazelle Calf by D.H. Lawrence
  • Horses by Aileen Fisher
  • The Hawk by Robert Sund
  • Hamsters by Marci Ridlon
  • The Irish Wolf-hound by Denis Florence McCarthy
  • Iguana by Jane Yolen
  • Junco by Adam Stemple
  • Jumping Bean by Mary Ann Hoberman
  • The Kangaroo's Courtship by Jane Yolen
  • Kookaburra by Marion Sinclair
  • The Kaffir Cat by Adam Stemple
  • The Lamb by William Blake
  • Ladybird! Ladybird! by Emily Brontė
  • Lizard by D.H. Lawrence
  • Mules (Old song)
  • Monkey, Monkey Anonymous
  • Mosquito by Eastern Eskimo
  • Mice by Rose Fyleman
  • Nighthawk by Toni A. Watson
  • Newt by Jane Yolen
  • Nightjar by Adam Stemple
  • The Octopus by Ogden Nash
  • The Ostrich by Jack Prelutsky
  • The Owl by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • This Little Piggy Anonymous
  • The Panther by Ogden Nash
  • The Peacock by Robert Francis
  • Quetzal - Quiet! by Anna Kirwan-Vogel
  • Quail by Ann Turner
  • The Two-horned Black Rhinoceros by Jack Prelutsky
  • Rooster Anonymous
  • Mister Rabbit (Old song)
  • About the Teeth of Sharks by John Ciardi
  • Snake by Theodore Roethke
  • The Sloth by Theodore Roethke
  • Delicate the Toad by Robert Francis
  • Excerpt from The Tiger by William Blake
  • Tiger Anonymous
  • Unicorn by William Jay Smith
  • The Umbrella Bird by Adam Stemple
  • The Unicorn Leaves by Jane Yolen
  • The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc
  • Vole by Christine Crow
  • A Warbler by Walter de la Mare
  • Wasps by Dorothy Aldis
  • The Waterbeetle by Hilaire Belloc
  • Woodpecker in Disguise by Grace Taber Hallock
  • Xyleborus by Jane Yolen
  • Xiphas Gladius by Christine Crow
  • The Yak by Hilaire Belloc
  • Zemmi by Christine Crow
  • Zebu by Jane Yolen
  • Zebra by Isak Dinesen

Original title: Alphabestiary: Animal Poems from A to Z
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultPicture Books
PoetryChildren's Poetry

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  • Illustrated by Allan Eitzen

Edition #1: Alphabestiary

Alphabestiary (1995)
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Language: English

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Alphabestiary (1995)

ISBN: 1563972220

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