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PublisherBarefoot Books Ltd
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 Lovereading 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 Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Ever since leaving college, Bath Academy of Art, at least one cat has watched over her while she works. Big cats and small are a passion in her life, and it was while reading and watching her cat Pixie sleeping in winter that the idea for I am Cat came about. Among her many books for Frances Lincoln are The Ice Bear, The Snow Leopard, Tell me a Dragon, and How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes.
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