The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham
  

The Poesy Ring

Written by Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

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One of our special picks for Valentine's Day | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018

Full of warmth, award-winning illustrator Bob Graham’s story of the survival of a special ring that is loved, lost and then found and loved all over again is a touching and romantic tale perfect for all on Valentine’s Day. How the ring survives the elements and intrusion of nature from 1830 to 1967 and how it is carried from one part of the world to another is revealed in Bob Graham’s tender and detailed illustrations. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Perfect for giving as a gift to the one that you love throughout the year but particularly on Valentine's Day.

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The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham

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The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham

Synopsis

The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham

It's 1830 in County Kerry, Ireland, and a gold ring is thrown into the wind by a young woman on a black horse... And as the seasons pass, and then the years, the little treasure finds itself on the most astonishing journey, finally settling at the bottom of a deep sea. Will the ring, inscribed with love never dies , ever fulfil its destiny, and find the finger of a woman truly loved?

Reviews

Full of warmth, [...] a touching and romantic tale perfect for all on Valentine's Day. * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading 4 Kids * For proof that picture books can accommodate a great sweep of place, time and emotion, consider the work of Bob Graham. His stories focus on a detail and open up, like a camera zooming out, until we see a whole panorama. [...] Simply drawn, with muted colours, big scenes and faces with blobby noses, this also has Graham's characteristic compassion. * The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week * [...] a warm triumph

About the Author

Bob Graham

Winner of the Kate Greenaway and Smarties Gold Medals and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times, Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child.

Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, Carolyn, a printmaker who makes landscapes out of lino and wood. They have two grown-up children, Naomi, a musician and refugee worker living in London, and Peter, an artist in Melbourne making big, beautiful, ethereal paintings in oil. They have two grandchildren, Oliver and his older sister Rosie - and to them he is "Bob" rather than "Grandad" (somehow that name has the feeling of pipes, carpet slippers and rocking chairs; and he's not quite ready for that). He reads them books (mostly other people's and, very occasionally, his own), and they just blob around and go to the park, and things like that. Like a grandad and grandchildren are supposed to do.

As a child

"I lived with my mum, dad, my older sister and my grandmother - and a cat called Smokey. There was still a bit of bush around our suburb, where I could muck about. I could sometimes ride my scooter the entire length of the street in the gutter. There were few parked cars back in those days. I read Boys Own annuals from England, Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm stories from Europe, and America provided the superheroes in comic book form: Superman, Captain Marvel, The Phantom (the ghost who walks) and even Popeye, who constantly rescued his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, from the clutches of Bluto (all it took was a can of spinach). My course for a lifetime of interesting reading was set."

As an artist

"Every time a computer graphics course is advertised in the local paper, I say, "I MUST go." But I always have something else to do, it seems. So I still use a pen dipped in ink, and chalks and watercolour, and scissors and sticky tape. Oh yes, and sometimes I tap out some words on my computer. And that suits me just fine."

Things you didn't know about Bob Graham

I like surfing and Irish music.

I like the sound of dogs' ears flapping.

I like chillies, coffee, chocolate and reading in bed.

I like Bob Dylan, babies, breakfast and beer.

I like looking out of the window, sitting in the sun and drawing.

I like skateboarders, rock and roll and interesting parcels.

I like family photo albums, train journeys and reunions at airports.

I dislike dog catchers (of dogs just having fun).

I dislike progressive barn dances.

And I dislike bullies.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 7 years

Author

Bob Graham
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st November 2017

ISBN

9781406378276

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