This anthology of poems is at once whimsical and touching; often deeply moving. The author takes inspiration from nature and the seasons, as well as the simple beauty of relationships, friendships and love to finely craft these beautiful verses. The works range from the unforgiving discipline of haiku to the Edward Lear-esque notes of some of the unusual and quirkier pieces. This is an anthology that should have a place in every household and will be appreciated by children and adults alike. The skilful use of rhythm, humour, poignancy and all the other elements that make up this collection are also very educational for young children and will allow them to tune their ears to poetry literacy and appreciation from a very young age.
ISBN : 978-1-83934-068-0
Pages : 208
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Christopher Powell was born in 1982 and works in the primary education sector in Sandwell in the West Midlands. On reading, A Child's Garden of Verse by Robert Louis Stevenson, he became hooked on the power of poems and went on to add Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and A.A. Milne to his list of literary inspirations. He is thankful for books and for language, and the wonderful power they possess. He counts a happy childhood as one of his greatest gifts and hopes just a small fragment of his work might inspire others like he himself has so often been inspired.