This classic book is eight of the most popular of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's children's poems. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was a seminal American poet and member of the Fireside Poets. He was a prolific writer of poetry, and became known as "the children's poet" due to his popularity amongst children. This volume is perfect for introducing children to poetry, and would make for a fantastic addition to any family collection. Contents include: "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", "The Wreck of the Hesperus", "The Village Blacksmith", "Evangeline", "The Song of Hiawatha", "Hiawatha's Sailing", "Hiawatha's Fishing", "The Building of a Ship", "The Castle-Builder", "Paul Revere's Ride", etc. We are republishing this classic volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. This book was first published in 1908.