Friday, February 23

Facts about Lewis Carroll

 

Who is ready to learn some quick facts about a famous poet?  

 

This week’s famous poet is Lewis Carroll. Last week’s famous poet was Oscar Wilde. 

Lewis Carroll is a famous poet. He started writing poems at a young age. He wrote quite a few poems during his lifetime. Lewis Carroll was also an author and mathematician. He was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. His parents’ names are Charles Dodgson and Frances Jane Lutwidge. He had ten siblings.

 

Keep reading to find out more about Lewis Carroll. 


 

Here is a list of some poems by Lewis Carroll: 

  • Jabberwocky
  • My Fairy
  • Lays Of Sorrow
  • Four Riddles
  • Echoes
  • A Nursery Darling
  • My Fancy
  • Life Is But A Dream

 

 

Do you have a favorite poet? 

 

 

Quick facts about Lewis Carroll: 

1. He was born January 27, 1832, in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. His full name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 

2. Lewis Carroll was 65 years old when he died. He passed away on January 14, 1898. He is buried at Mount Cemetery in Guildford, Surrey, England. He died from pneumonia that was caused by influenza. 

3. The following is one of Lewis Carroll’s poems: 


Acrostic

Little maidens, when you look

On this little story-book,

Reading with attentive eye

Its enticing history,

Never think that hours of play

Are your only HOLIDAY,

And that in a HOUSE of joy

Lessons serve but to annoy:

If in any HOUSE you find

Children of a gentle mind,

Each the others pleasing ever—

Each the others vexing never—

Daily work and pastime daily

In their order taking gaily—

Then be very sure that they

Have a life of HOLIDAY.

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. When Lewis Carroll was a child, he had a bad fever that caused him to go deaf in one ear. He also developed a stutter when he talked. Some people think that his stutter is why he made himself the Dodo (Do Do Dodgson) in his book Alice in Wonderland.

5. Lewis Carroll also wrote over 8 books on Mathematics. Here is a list of some of those books:

  • The Fifth Book of Euclid Treated Algebraically
  • Symbolic Logic Part I
  • Symbolic Logic Part II
  • A Syllabus of Plane Algebraic Geometry
  • The Alphabet Cipher
  • The Game of Logic

6. Not only did Lewis Carroll write poetry; he also wrote children’s stories. Here is a list of some of those stories:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Alice’s Adventures Underground
  • Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
  • Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

7. Lewis Carroll had ten siblings. Here is a list of his sibling’s names: 

  • Frances Jane
  • Elizabeth Lucy
  • Caroline Hume
  • Mary Charlotte
  • Skeffington Hume
  • Wilfred Longley
  • Louisa Fletcher
  • Magaret Anne Ashley
  • Henrietta Harrington
  • Edwin Heron

8. Lewis Carroll was homeschooled until around the age of twelve. At twelve years old he was sent to Richmond Grammer School located in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Starting in 1846 he spent three years studying at the Rugby School.

9. In 1891 Lewis Carroll invented a nyctograph so he could read and write in the dark.

 


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Books about or by Lewis Carroll: 

1. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Deborah Hautzig

2. Children's Poetry Book-Lewis Carroll Silly Time by Kate Coombs

3. Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll

4. Who Was Lewis Carroll by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso

 

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Tune in next time to learn some quick facts about Lord Byron! 

 

"It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."—-Lewis Carroll

 

 

 

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Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The stories and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face. The books will spark your child’s imagination, and they will be delighted as you read to them. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. Plus, the books are a great source of learning and an easy way to teach your child how to read. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All six of Mimi’s books are available on Amazon and most other places books are sold.

 

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?

A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.

Monday, February 12

Facts about Oscar Wilde

 

Who is ready to learn some quick facts about a famous poet?  

 

This week’s famous poet is Oscar Wilde. Last week’s famous poet was E.E. Cummings. 

Oscar Wilde is a famous poet. He wrote over 50 poems during his lifetime. Oscar Wilde was also an author. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. His parents’ names are Sir William Wilde and Lady Jane Wilde. It is believed that he got his love of writing from his mother who was also a writer. He had two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. Their names were Willie and Isola Wilde.


 

Keep reading to find out more about Oscar Wilde. 


 

Here is a list of some poems by Oscar Wilde: 

  • The Garden of Eros
  • The Sphinx
  • The Burden of Itys
  • A Villanelle
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol
  • Ravenna

 

 

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Quick facts about Oscar Wilde: 

1. He was born October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. His full name is Oscar Fingal O'Fflahertie Wills Wilde. 

2. Oscar Wilde was 46 years old when he died. He passed away on November 30, 1900. He is buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. He died from meningitis. 

3. One of Oscar Wilde’s most famous poem is: 


Requiescat

 

Tread lightly, she is near

    Under the snow,

Speak gently, she can hear

    The daisies grow.

 

All her bright golden hair

    Tarnished with rust,

She that was young and fair

    Fallen to dust.

 

Lily like, white as snow,

    She hardly knew

She was a woman, so

    Sweetly she grew.

 

Coffin-board, heavy stone,

    Lie on her breast,

I vex my heart alone

    She is at rest.

 

Peace, Peace, she cannot hear

    Lyre or sonnet,

All my life’s buried here,

    Heap earth upon it.

 

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. Oscar Wilde married Constance Lloyd. His wife was a children’s book author. They had two children, both males. Their names are Cyril and Vyvyan Holland. Their mother had their last names changed to protect them when their father went to prison. Oscar Wilde went to prison in 1895 and was released in 1897.

5. Oscar Wilde’s sister Isola died from meningitis when she was nine years old. The poem he wrote called Requiescat is about her.

6. Not only did Oscar Wilde write poetry; he also wrote and published children’s stories. Here is a list of some of those stories: 

  •  The Happy Prince
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  •  The Selfish Giant
  • The Devoted Friend
  • The Remarkable Rocket

7. Oscar Wilde also wrote plays. Here is a list of some of his plays: 

  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  •  A Florentine Tragedy 
  • La Sainte Courtisane
  • Lady Windermere's Fan
  • A Woman of No Importance 
  • An Ideal Husband

8. Oscar Wilde was homeschooled until the age of ten. He could speak three different languages: English, French, and Greek. He went to Trinity College in Dublin. He studied there from 1871 to 1874. From 1874 to 1878 he studied at Magdalen College in Oxford.

9. In 1877 Oscar Wilde met Pope Pius IX.


 

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Books written by Oscar Wilde: 

1. Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde

2. The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

3. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde 

 

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Tune in next time to learn some quick facts about Lewis Carroll! 

 

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."—-Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

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Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The stories and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face. The books will spark your child’s imagination, and they will be delighted as you read to them. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. Plus, the books are a great source of learning and an easy way to teach your child how to read. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All six of Mimi’s books are available on Amazon and most other places books are sold.

 

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun; the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?

A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.

 

 

Wednesday, February 7

Facts About E. E. Cummings

Who is ready to learn some quick facts about a famous poet?  


This week’s famous poet is E.E. Cummings. Last week’s famous poet was Edgar Allan Poe. 

E.E. Cummings is a famous poet. He started writing poems when he was about 8 years old. He wrote over 2,700 poems during his lifetime. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents’ names are Edward Cummings and Rebecca Haswell. He had one sibling; a younger sister. Her name was Elizabeth.


Keep reading to find out more about E.E. Cummings. 


Here is a list of some poems by E.E. Cummings: 

  • i shall imagine life 
  • Spring 
  • i carry your heart with me 
  • Since Feeling is First 
  • If 
  • Who Knows If the Moon’s 
  • The Eagle 
  • Little tree 



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Quick facts about E. E. Cummings: 

1. He was born October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His full name is Edward Estlin Cummings. 

2. E.E. Cummings was 67 years old when he died. He passed away on September 3, 1962. He is buried at Forrest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts. He died from a stroke at a hospital is New Hampshire. 

3. One of E.E. Cummings' most famous poem is: 


in time of daffodils 

in time of daffodils (who know

the goal of living is to grow)

forgetting why, remember how


in time of lilacs who proclaim

the aim of waking is to dream,

remember so (forgetting seem)


in time of roses (who amaze

our now and here with paradise)

forgetting if, remember yes


in time of all sweet things beyond

whatever mind may comprehend,

remember seek (forgetting find)


and in a mystery to be

(when time from time shall set us free)

forgetting me, remember me.

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. E.E. Cummings was married twice, but neither marriage lasted long. He has one daughter. Her name is Nancy Thayer Andrews. 

5. E.E. Cummings wrote a poem a day from about the age of eight to around twenty-two years old. 

6. Not only did E.E. Cummings like to write poetry; he also loved to draw and paint. He painted and sketched landscapes, nature, portraits, and other styles. 

7. E.E. Cummings also wrote plays. Here is a list of some of his plays: 

  • Tom 
  • Him 
  • Future of Art 
  • Santa Claus: A Morality 

8. E.E. Cummings was educated at Cambridge Latin High School where he studied Latin and Greek. He graduated Harvard University with a Master of Arts Degree in 1916. 

9. E.E. Cummings liked to travel. He traveled to Paris several times. He traveled to different places in Europe. He traveled to Mexico and North Africa. 


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Books about E.E. Cummings: 

1. Little Tree by E.E. Cummings and Deborah Ray 

2. I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E. Cummings and Mati McDonough 

3. Fairy Tales by E.E. Cummings 


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Thank you for reading my poet post!! If you find a mistake, please advise me. 


Tune in next time to learn some quick facts about Oscar Wilde! 


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”—-E.E. Cummings



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Mimi is the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. She loves learning, reading, drawing, and writing. She is a homeschool mother of two children and she has two adult children that have already left the nest. Her beautiful and brilliant 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Her daughter started illustrating the series when she was just 14 years old. Her daughter loves to draw and is learning as she goes. Her daughter’s dream is to one day become a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help Mimi make her daughter’s dreams a reality! 

Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The stories and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face. The books will spark your child’s imagination, and they will be delighted as you read to them. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. Plus, the books are a great source of learning and an easy way to teach your child how to read. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All six of Mimi’s books are available on Amazon and most other places books are sold.

 

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun; the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?

A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.

Facts about Lewis Carroll

  Who is ready to learn some quick facts about a famous poet?      This week’s famous poet is Lewis Carroll . Last week’s famous poet wa...