My Village

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My Village

Rhymes from Around the World

By Danielle Wright (Editor); Mique Moriuchi (Illustrator); Michael Rosen (Introduction by)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847800862, 53pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2010


My village that I love My village, my sweet home Where my father, mother and family live It's not easy to forget it It's so hard to be away My peaceful, friendly village I miss it every day A collection of nursery verses for young children (and the young at heart). From Iran to Iceland, Samoa to Switzerland, readers can delight in quirky, touching and funny verses from 22 different countries, brought to life by the artwork from exciting young illustrator, Mique Moriuchi, who captures each verse with a uniquely beautiful and child's-eye focus.

About the Author
Danielle Wright enjoyed teaching migrants English when gaining her CELTA and then worked with many different migrant organisations while writing speeches for Sir Barry Curtis (when he was the Mayor of Manukau). During this time, she was surprised to learn that there are over 165 different ethnic groups in Manukau alone! Danielle lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Mique Moriuchi lives in London, where she uses bits and pieces, textured paint and collage to create rich and unique pictures for children's books such as Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech and Talk Peace by Sam Williams. Mique Moriuchi has a (BA) Hons. in Graphic design from Norwich School of Art & Design and an MA in sequential design and illustration from the University of Brighton. Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures in the children's book world and the British arts scene. He has written numerous award-winning poetry books, non-fiction and picture books. He is also a journalist, broadcaster and performer, who visits schools in the UK and abroad with his one-man show. He was Children's Laureate from 2007-9, using the post to be an "ambassador of fun." He supports Arsenal Football Club and lives in north London.