General Poetry posted July 12, 2019

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What is in a Title

by Ada Jewell

The Wonderful Story of the Wizard of Oz
Is a story that may cause a few children to pause

Not a story of little Pollyanna, wearing her Ballet Shoes
More like the Cat In The Hat, it is meant to amuse

Like the Secret Garden, where Raggedy Ann, and Peter Rabbit
Have made Green Eggs and Ham a regular morning habit

So King Arthur, and his Knights take a voyage to see Dr Dolittle
And Bambi must leave The Call of the Wild to meet them in the middle

Unable to find The Little House on the Prairie that has a Charlotte's Web
The Little House in the Big Woods, with Snow White and some dwarfs must do instead

Now Nancy Drew meets The Hardy Boys down on Pooh Corner
Because Huckleberry Finn has signed up to be their new informer

While Anne of Green Gables was busy pursuiting a handsome feller
Along came Tom Sawyer, and a trusty friend he called Old Yeller

Now the friends all meet where the Red Fern Grows
In celebration of all the children's stories, we have come to love, and know

Book-Title Contest contest entry

When I was a little girl I could not read. I wanted to read, but the letters danced on the page. My family put me through a special program, it motivated me. I read every book listed that summer. Thank you family.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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