Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes
Written by Walter de la Mare
Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series
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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 variety of subjects, there’s a unity to the collection that makes it read almost like a song-cycle. Ardizzone’s drawings enhance that, making Peacock Pie, in the view of children’s literature expert Brian Alderson, ‘one of the most satisfying children’s books of the twentieth century’. Certainly the poems deserve to be lived with whole, and the drawings – in choice of subject and viewpoint, response to character and setting – are simply perfect. There should be a place for this on every child’s bookshelf. ~ Andrea Reece
Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare
Peacock Pie contains the finest of Walter de la Mare's poems for children, accompanied by exquisite original illustrations from Edward Ardizzone. This beautiful new edition of a classic anthology is an essential part of any child's bookshelf.
The perfect gift for children aged 8+, this stunning classic collection of poetry will delight a new generation of readers of the Faber Children's Classics list.
Surely one of the great children’s books of the century.’ The Times
‘He sees things – as a poet should – for the first time.’ W.H. Auden
About the Author
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Walter de la Mare
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Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
1st January 2015
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