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The perfect gift for any food or poetry lover, this scrumptious illustrated hardback contains over 50 poems about every type of food imaginable.
Shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2020
This stunning poetry book is beautifully illustrated in full colour by rising star Katy Riddell (daughter of former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell) and is the perfect present - at Christmas or any other time year. It will have the poetry and food fans in your life licking their lips!
Food is the one thing that unites us all - across time, nations and peoples. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, marmalade in the bath and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, in Midnight Feasts A.F. Harrold brings together a wonderful and diverse collection of poems to tickle your taste buds.
Poets include Ian McMillan, Brian Patten, Choman Hardi, Imtiaz Dharker, William Carlos Williams, Salena Godden, Joseph Coelho, Sabrina Mahfouz, Lewis Carroll, W.S. Gilbert and A.E. Housman, as well as A.F. Harrold himself.
This moreish anthology - a menu of poetic snacks - is illustrated with beguiling, gentle humour. -- Kate Kellaway - The Observer
A gorgeous anthology of poems about food, this is funny, mouth-watering and moving, with delectable coloured illustrations to accompany the deliciousness. -- Imogen Russell Williams - The Metro
Wonderfully in keeping with the Christmas spirit is Midnight Feasts, compiled by A.F. Harrold and illustrated by Katy Riddell. This brings together an eclectic and wide-ranging selection of poems about food, a mouth-watering collection. -- Ferelith Hordon - Books for Keeps
Stuff yourself with these poems, they're so delicious they should be fattening! -- Dawn Finch - An Awfully Big Blog Adventure
Food, glorious food is celebrated in verse in this tasty collection compiled by A.F. Harrold. Certain to tickle your taste buds. - Teach Primary
Even those who know poems and poets will find something new to whet their appetite: so many different poetic forms and moods are included here. A. F.'s choices are complemented by Katy Riddell's deft and delightful colour illustrations: his words and her pictures combine to make a moreish book for a peck or a binge. -- Jonny - CLPE Staff Picks of 2019
The book features some great contributions from well-established modern poets alongside poems by newer writers and those by the likes of Lewis Carroll and other old favourites. Particularly welcome is the fact that the poems feature food (and poets) from places other than Britain. This makes the book that bit more tasty. - Poetry Zone
This is a fabulous collection, brilliant for dipping in and out of. Another 'must' for the poetry shelf! - North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards Blog
You can't go wrong with a book about food and A.F. Harrold has assembled a tasty menu for this delicious anthology. -- Alison Kelly - Reading Zone
|Publication date:||3rd October 2019|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
A.F. Harrold is an English poet who writes and performs for adults and children. He spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He is the author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats. Emily Gravett was born in Brighton. After leaving school with few qualifications, she spent eight years living on the road before getting a place on the BA illustration course ...More About A.F. Harrold