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.
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.
Contents Introduction The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson The Pancake by Christina Rossetti Tossing Pancakes by Nick Toczek Ice Festival by Brian D'Arcy Carnival by Valerie Bloom Three Loud Cheers for Esther by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy Saint Patrick's Day by Brian D'Arcy A Card for me Mom by Bashabi Fraser Colours of Holi by Debjani Chatterjee Baisakhi by Anonymous Cherry Blossom Haiku by Uejima Onitsura and Kobayashi Issa Easter Lily by June Masters Bacher Grandma's Easter Eggs by Wes Magee Dance, Dance by Anonymous Poe-Tree for Arbor Day by Sue Hardy-Dawson On Buddha Purnima by Bashabi Fraser Ode to Tomatoes (extracts) by Pablo Neruda Harvest by Joan Poulson Harvest Festival by Simon Fletcher Eid Mubarak! Eid Congratulations by Kazi Nazrul Islam Moon Cakes for Trung Thu by Mandy Coe Hallowe-en by Jill Townsend Diwali by Debjani Chatterjee Hannukah by Andrea Shavick Thanksgiving by Ralph Waldo Emerson The Pilgrims Came by Anonymous Christmas Bells (extract) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Christmas Pudding by Anonymous Kwanzaa by Anonymous About the Festivals
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