Walter de la Mare - Author Picture

Walter de la Mare - Author

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like The Listeners (1912), Motley (1918) and The Veil (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

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Silver
Walter de la Mare - illustrated by Carolina Rabei
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | “Slowly, silently now the moon/ Walks the night/ in her silver shoon;” Walter de la mare's much loved-poem is beautifully brought to life in gentle illustrations that portray the moon...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Summer Evening
Walter de la Mare - illustrated by Carolina Rabei
The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair Mews at his knee for dainty fare; Old Rover in his moss-greened house Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse. This enchanting picture book celebrates the wonderful poetry of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Ride-by-Nights
Walter de la Mare - illustrated by Carolina Rabei
This is the second of Walter de la Mare's poems to be turned into a picture book by Carolina Rabei and her illustrations provide a rich setting. It's Hallowe'en and ‘Up on their brooms the Witches stream/Crooked and black in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes
Walter de la Mare - illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
The poems that make up this collection were first published in 1913 but it was not until 1946 that it was published, as it is in this new edition, with Edward Ardizzone's illustrations. Though de la Mare's poems describe a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Snow
Walter de la Mare
This classic poem has been beautifully illustrated to make a wonderfully evocative seasonal picture book. From its opening lines- “No breath of wind,/ No gleam of sun -/ Still the white snow/ Whirls softly down-“ – Walter de la Mare's...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 16/10/2014
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Snow
Walter de la Mare
This classic poem has been beautifully illustrated to make a wonderfully evocative seasonal picture book. From its opening lines- “No breath of wind,/ No gleam of sun -/ Still the white snow/ Whirls softly down-“ – Walter de la Mare's...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 16/10/2014
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