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John Ciardi, the poet, translator, critic, and teacher, has received the 1981 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Particularly memorable among Mr. Ciardi's works for children is The Reason for the Pelican.

"Poetry and learning are both fun, and children are full of an enormous relish for both," the poet says.

Vol. 01, Issue 31

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