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THE COMPLETE NONSENSE OF EDWARD LEAR by Edward Lear

Posted in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all)

POETRY+PROSE+PICTURES = LAUGHTER

Ridiculous plants.

Silly labels. Invented

language. Laughter, rhyme.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Middle grade / YA (ages 9 and up)

Storyteller POV

Collection of prose, poetry, alphabets, illustrations and more

Originally published in 1947

Musical, lyrical, rhythmic language

Topsy-turvy story lines

Funny and fun

Rhymes and pictures

Stories and alphabets

Nonsense botany

Fanciful drawings of ridiculous plants – labeled with equally fanciful yet absolutely appropriate names

Ridiculous words and creative spellings

Feelings of rebellion and reckless abandon

Story lines and emotional impact created through original, often ungrammatical language

Art, prose and poetry

Breaking all the rules of grammar, form, style

Appealing to all ages