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PublisherBarefoot Books Ltd
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Poetry Books for Children
Publication date1st September 2006
Barefoot Books celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. They take their inspiration from many different cultures, focusing on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world’s diversity.
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The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems
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The Lovereading4kids comment:
Age 7+ Whether you’re 5 or 105 this is a real dream of a book; a collection of poems that reflect every facet of life with a thoughtful blend of humour and playfulness, poignancy and nostalgia. It’s a collection to be treasured and dipped into at any time and the dream-like illustrations complement the words quite beautifully. In a word – the ‘rolls-royce’ of poetry books.
Bel Mooney, the well-known author and columnist is equally enthused: ‘This is a wonderful collection. The hypnotic rhythms of the poems combine with the glorious colours of the illustrations to transport you beyond any passing fashion to a world where everything is possible. That’s what ‘classic’ means. That’s why we will always need books like this.’
SynopsisThe Barefoot Book of Classic Poems by Jackie Morris
An anthology of classic poems from the English literary tradition, this illustrated work traces our journey through life with a blend of humour and playfulness, poignancy and nostalgia. It contains the works of some of the finest poets in the English language.
About The Author
Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
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