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Favorite Celebrities Lend Voices in New Animated DVD "A Child's Garden of Poetry"

The 2011 Emmy winner for Outstanding Children’s Program A Child’s Garden of Poetry weaves together the words of celebrated poets voiced by favorite stars like Dave Matthews, Liam Neeson, and Julianne Moore, with the backdrop of delightful animation, as shown in the gallery below.

The half-hour DVD  includes more than a dozen short segments featuring works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Yeats, and William Shakespeare, just to name a few. Hear from celebrities including Claire Danes, Ziggy Marley, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more, as well as heartfelt readings by children offering  their own insights on what poetry means to them.

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  • A Child’s Garden of Poetry 1 of 6
    A Child's Garden of Poetry

    Many of the poems featured in A Child's Garden of Poetry are available in a free colorful poetry booklet downloadA Child's Garden of Poetry is available exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment on November 8, 2011.

  • Recuerdo 2 of 6
    Recuerdo

    Written and read by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

  • The Road Not Taken 3 of 6
    The Road Not Taken

    Poem by Robert Frost, read by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • Daffodils 4 of 6
    Daffodils

    Poem by William Wordsworth, read by Dave Matthews.

  • Two roads verged in a yellow wood… 5 of 6
    Two roads verged in a yellow wood...

    The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost, read by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • My Shadow 6 of 6
    My Shadow

    By Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Julianne Moore.

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