Knock at a Star

A Child's Introduction to Poetry


By X. J. Kennedy

By Dorothy M. Kennedy

Illustrated by Karen Lee Baker

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The perfect classic anthology of poetry for today’s young readers.

A classic poetry anthology, Knock at a Star contains lively, interesting poems from the most beloved writers and poets of our time, past and present, including Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Jack Prelutsky, Mary Ann Hoberman, and more!

This anthology contains special kinds of poetry, such as haikus, songs, and limerick, and discusses with the reader what poems can do: make you laugh, send messages, and teach you about images and rhythm.

A collection that is joyously assembled and will be joyously read!


On Sale
Sep 1, 1999
Page Count
192 pages

X. J. Kennedy

About the Author

X. J Kennedy is a poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and author of children’s literature and textbooks on English literature and poetry. Together with his wife, Dorothy M Kennedy, he also edits The Bedford Reader. They have five children and six grandchildren, and live in Massachusetts.

Karen Ann Weinhaus earned a B.F.A. degree from Boston Museum School and Tufts University and worked as a book designer in New York City for several years before becoming a children’s book illustrator. Ms. Weinhaus lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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