Poems to Live Your Life By
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Poems to Live Your Life By

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In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.

This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 204 x 23mm | 330g
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150981437X
  • 9781509814374
  • 5,533

Table of contents

Section - 1: Musings
Section - 2: Youth
Section - 3: Family
Section - 4: Love
Section - 5: Imaginings
Section - 6: Nature
Section - 6: War
Section - 7: Endings
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The perfect gift for poetry lovers of any age, and a thing of beauty to be savoured and treasured. * Lancashire Post * Poems To Live Your Life By is a real delight and, unlike other heftier collections that one might dip into, it is one to cosy up with and enjoy from cover to cover. Riddell fans, you are in for a real treat! * Readingzone * Illustrator and author Chris Riddell has created a rich anthology of poems from the past to the present all of which have a special meaning for him. -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading * He's also a life-long lover of poetry and in Poems to Live Your Life By he shows how poetry gives meaning to our lives, from childhood to old age. His collection is aimed at young readers but people of all ages will appreciate the insightfulness of poems * Independent *
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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.
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