IF A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility
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Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin.
Poetry for a younger audience is often ‘shunted in the realm of schoolwork’ as Allie Esri and Rachel Kelly notice, but this beautiful anthology reminds us of the resonance that particular poems, verses and lines can have throughout our life. Accompanying the diverse selection of poets are fun little facts capturing the childlike wonder within this collection, which will even make the most seasoned reader stop and think. Ranging from ‘Humour and Nonsense’ to ‘Lessons for Life’, William Wordsworth to John Agard, this anthology instils in us all the power of poetry that is often taken for granted, and is one of those books that will always be close to you, no matter how old you are.
IF A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility by Allie Esiri
If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do. In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, edited by the creators of the bestselling iF Poems app, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleepy, long or short, there's something in here for everyone. From Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat to Moore's A Visit from St Nicholas to Carroll's Jabberwocky, these are poems to pass down the generations. A favourite poem will stay with you for life, and this beautifully illustrated collection is sure to delight and entertain for years to come.
'There is little that is as deeply satisfying than the apt poem. It's like chocolate for the soul. Except less fattening. It resolves the nervous system, captures the elusive experience of being alive so we may always have it and never lose it. Give your child an appetite for poems and they will never be bored' - Helena Bonham Carter
About the Author
Publication date4th October 2012
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PublisherCanongate Books Ltd
CategoriesPoetry (Children's / Teenage)
Anthologies (Children's / Teenage)
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