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Poems to Live Your Life By

Chris Riddell Chris Riddell



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01 October 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Chosen and illustrated by the former UK Children's Laureate, this handsome little volume spans the ages. Arranged thematically (Musings, Youth, Family, Love, Imaginings, Nature, War, Endings) the selection is ecletic - Shakespeare or Larkin, Heaney or Keats, Leonard Cohen or Stevie Smith, Neil Gaiman or Kate Tempest- but always thoughtful. A lovely gift for a teenaged reader, but just as easily for anyone of any age who loves poetry. Lindy Jones


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.

Perfect as a gift, it features famous poems, classics old and new, and a few surprises, Poems to Live Your Life By includes poems from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy and Christina Rossetti sitting alongside Neil Gaiman, Roger McGough and W. B. Yeats.
By:   Chris Riddell
Edited by:   Chris Riddell
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781509814374
ISBN 10:   150981437X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Section - 1: Musings Section - 2: Youth Section - 3: Family Section - 4: Love Section - 5: Imaginings Section - 6: Nature Section - 6: War Section - 7: Endings

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.

Reviews for Poems to Live Your Life By

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 *

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