Child’s Garden of Poetry (2011)

Child’s Garden of Poetry was released on DVD on November 8, 2011
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The descriptive words, rhythm, and cadence of poetry hold a natural appeal for children, who seem to possess an almost innate aptitude for understanding what a poem is about. A Child’s Garden of Poetry is a 27-minute collection of more than 15 poems by great poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and William Shakespeare. Poems like “My Shadow,” “The Road Not Taken,” and “Calico Pie” spring to life through the words and songs of famous actors and singers, among them Julianne Moore, Dave Matthews, Natalie Merchant, and Liam Neeson. Some are even read by the poets themselves, thanks to historical recordings by E.E. Cummings, Carl Sandburg, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Colorful animation and real-life footage of children keep young viewers engaged and focused on the program. Perhaps most impressive are the interludes between poems in which some precocious kids ranging from 6 to 8 years old present their ideas about individual poems and the art form of poetry. These youngsters have an impressive grasp of the meaning behind the poems and they express their thoughts in a simple, straightforward manner. From the mouths of children come wise reflections that describe poetry as a piece of art, music, and joy and haiku as not necessarily about what you see, but about how you look at things. Adults and children alike will enjoy this collection of great poetry. (Ages 3 and older)

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US DVD Release Date November 8, 2011
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 30 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date November 8, 2011
Actors Claire Danes, Carrie Fisher, Josh Hamilton
Directed by Amy Schatz
Studio HBO Home Entertainment
MPAA Not-Rated
Genre(s) Children, Family & Kids
Where to Rent
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