Let's Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World by Debjani Chatterjee, Brian D'Arcy
  

Synopsis

Let's Celebrate! Festival Poems from Around the World by Debjani Chatterjee, Brian D'Arcy

This exciting anthology of poems celebrates festivals all over the world. From Chinese New Year to Carnival, from Thanksgiving to Holi, and from Purnima to Diwali. with explanations of the festivals at the back of the book, and with colourful and atmospheric illustrations by Shirin Adl.

Reviews

A great classroom and assembly resource and gives a super look at the diversity of world celebrations in a very refreshing way. Parents in Touch An exhilarating teaching resource that makes for a fine poetry anthology for the home too. Families An excellent way to celebrate the diversity of festivals and seasonal celebrations with children. Juno An ideal introduction to the significance of celebrations for everybody, and reflects something of the world's diversity. Ibby Link

About the Author

DEBJANI CHATTERJEE has been called 'a poet full of wit and charm' (Andrew Motion), 'a national treasure' (Barry Tebb) and 'the UK's best-known Asian poet' (Elisabetta Marino). She has written and edited well over 50 books, including Animal Antics, Masala and The Elephant-headed God & Other Hindu Tales - selected for Children's Books of the Year. Her multilingual interactive play The Honoured Guest was toured by Twisting Yarn Theatre. She often visits schools and children's libraries. Her residencies have included ones at the Ilkley Literature Festival, Bedfordshire Schools, Kelvin Grove Museum & Art Gallery, Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Millennium Galleries. Sheffield Hallam University awarded her an honorary doctorate and in 2008 she received an MBE for services to Literature. She lives in Sheffield. BRIAN D'ARCY is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn and Lancaster. He won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and lives in Sheffield with his wife Debjani Chatterjee. SHIRIN ADL was born in the UK but was brought up in Iran. She studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going ton to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Desginer Award. She was Booktrust's official illustrator for Children's Book Week in 2010. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Pea Boy: Stories from Iran with Elizabeth Laird and Ramadan Moon with Na'ima B Robert. Shirin lives in Oxford.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
56 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Debjani Chatterjee, Brian D'Arcy
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Publisher

Publication date

3rd October 2013

ISBN

9781847804792


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