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Poems to Fall in Love With

Chris Riddell Chris Riddell



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09 October 2019
In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love.

This gorgeously illustrated collection celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration through passion to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork.

This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Carol Ann Duffy, E. E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen, Derek Walcott, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, John Betjeman and Roger McGough and many more.
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Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   344g
ISBN:   9781529023237
ISBN 10:   1529023238
Pages:   208
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Riddell OBE, 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 Fall in Love With

Riddell's drawings seem blown speedily across the pages as if by a spring breeze. But the pleasure and surprise is that the poems themselves are not light as candyfloss. This is a stupendously well-chosen, feelgood anthology in which even feel-bad poems feel good. This little book is a must-have, with poems that will make you feel more alive. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer - The New Review * This beautifully designed anthology about love in many forms is a delight from cover to elegant purple bookmark. A wonderful gift for a literate teenager, it will also be enjoyed by many others unsure how to approach poetry. Riddell offers a stylish pick 'n' mix for all tastes and his graceful illustrations enhance this volume, sometimes stretching a single poem out over three or four pages. -- Bel Mooney * Daily Mail and Mail Online * Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is best known as an illustrator and the author of books like the Goth Girl and Ottoline series. But he's also a life-long lover of poetry and in this beautiful volume, complete with a dashing purple cover and Riddell's stunning artwork, he shows how poetry gives meaning to all our lives, from childhood through to old age. This collection is aimed at younger readers but people of all ages will appreciate the beauty of poems like Shelley's The Indian Serenade , Byron's She Walks in Beauty and La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats, as well as contemporary works by Neil Gaiman, Carol Ann Duffy, Kate Tempest and more. * Independent *

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