Festival Poems from Around the World
Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847800879, 53pp.
Publication Date: March 2012
Here are poems celebrating 24 fantastic festivals from around the world, by poets from across the globe...Eid, Diwali, Hannukah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, the Cherry Blossom Festival - and lots more!
Find poems about your favourite festivities or go for more unusual celebrations. Look out for the Ice Festival with its massive ice sculptures, or tree-saving Arbor Day, and go wild at Tomatina, the wonderful tomato-throwing spectacle.
Edited by well-known anthologists Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy and glowing illustrations by talented new illustrator Shirin Adl, this is an exciting journey of discovery that brings each festival vividly to life. Let's Celebrate!
Debjani Chatterjee was born in India but now resides in England. In addition to being a skilled storyteller, she is also a poet and cartoonist.
Margaret Jones is the widely acclaimed illustrator of The Mabinogion and The Quest for Olwen. She lived in India for many years.
"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson"
from the book