The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark
  

The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems

Written by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

7+ readers   

RRP £9.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

A treasure trove of delights old and new, this celebratory anthology captures all the different kinds of magic associated with Christmas. Poems about the Christmas crib sit alongside those on themes of Christmas Shopping, hanging up stockings and, of course, Father Christmas. Of particular delight is a section of Christmas songs. No such book would be complete without Clement Clark Moore’s A Visit from St Nicholas and it is duly included.

Synopsis

The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

What better time than Christmas to ponder the passing of the year, the mystery of the birth of Christ, the traditions of the season, and the expectation of what the New Year might usher in? And what better way to reflect on such themes than through poetry? This is a thought-provoking, satisfying collection that brings together poems ranging from traditional wassailing songs to the work of contemporary poets. Illustrated in both colour and black and white by artists such as Peter Bailey, Charles Keeping and Ian Beck, it is an anthology to treasure from childhood through to adulthood.

Reviews

[For the previous edition]: 'One of the richest poetry anthologies ever. The Sunday Times

About the Author

Michael Harrison was born and educated in Oxford and later went to Durham University, where he gained a BA in Philosophy. He then taught at a farm school in North Queensland, Australia as a member of the Bush Brotherhood. He milked the herd of cows daily and travelled the bush taking services and funerals. Michael returned to Oxford to get a teaching qualification (A.C.E.) at the University, and has since taught in Hartlepool, London, and now in Oxford.

In his own words:

Michael has worked extensively with Christopher Stuart-Clark and their anthologies, including The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems and The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, are regarded as some of the nation’s best.

Michael is married with two sons and lives in Oxford.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark
More books by Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-clark

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

10th September 2009

ISBN

9780192782434

Categories


It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools