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The Cremation of Sam McGee

Written by Robert Service & illustrated by Ted Harrison
Published by Kids Can Press
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Jun 30, 1986
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Pages
5-8
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In 1986 Kids Can Press published an edition of Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee” illustrated by painter Ted Harrison, who used his signature broad brushstrokes and unconventional choice of color to bring this gritty narrative poem to life. Evoking both the spare beauty and the mournful solitude of the Yukon landscape, Harrison’s paintings proved the perfect match for Service’s masterpiece about a doomed prospector adrift in a harsh land. Harrison’s Illustrator’s Notes on each page enhanced both poem and illustrations by adding valuable historical background. Upon its original publication, many recognized the book as an innovative approach to illustrating poetry for children. For years The Cremation of Sam McGee has stood out as a publishing landmark, losing none of its appeal both as a read-aloud and as a work of art. Kids Can Press proudly publishes this deluxe hardcover twentieth anniversary edition – complete with a spot-varnished cover, new cover art and heavy coated stock – of a book that remains as entrancing as a night sky alive with the vibrant glow of the Northern Lights.

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Categories:
literary fiction
Genres:
poetry

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Children's Books About Poetry
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780919964921
Publication Date:
June 30, 1986
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0919964923

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