Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Poetry from the Caribbean by John Agard, Grace Nichols

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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. A lyrical and lively collection of poetry that captures the sights, sounds, tastes and tales of the Caribbean and its people.


Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Poetry from the Caribbean by John Agard, Grace Nichols

This is an award-winning collection of poetry vividly evoking the experience of living in the Caribbean - and of leaving for other lands. This prestigious anthology, which won the 2003 CLPE Poetry Award, conjures up the sights and sounds, tastes and tales of the Caribbean; the experience of living there - and of leaving for other lands. A companion to the acclaimed A Caribbean Dozen , this book contains more than fifty poems by over thirty poets, including John Agard, Grace Nichols, James Berry, Valerie Bloom and Benjamin Zephaniah.


Visually and verbally, this is a stunning collection of Caribbean poetry. The book has great potential for many different classroom uses. The Bookseller

...transports its readers to the exotic New World, caught in exquisite illustrations as well as words. The Herald

About the Author

John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Their poetry collections for Walker are A Caribbean Dozen (9781406334593) and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830) and a new collection of nonsense poems from all around the world, Pumpkin Grumpkin. John and Grace live in Sussex. With black and white illustrations by Cathie Felstead, Jane Ray, Christopher Corr, Satoshi Kitamura and Sara Fanelli.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011




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