Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World (Hardcover)

Festival Poems from Around the World

By Debjani Chatterjee (Editor), Brian D'Arcy (Editor), Shirin Adl (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, 9781847800879, 53pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 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!

About the Author

Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy have contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry; they both have teaching backgrounds and are now full-time writers. D'Arcy won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and Chatterjee's "Rainbow World: Poems from Many Cultures" was an EMMA Best Book of the Year finalist. Debjani has written several collections of traditional tales and she often visits schools and children's libraries as a poet and storyteller. She lives in Sheffield.

Shirin Adl was born in Harlow, Essex, and grew up in Iran. Back in England, she studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going on to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Designer Award. Since leaving college Adl has worked as a freelance illustrator. Her clients include, Woodmansterne Publications, Channel Four News, Imperial Cancer Research, Marks and Spencer and many online magazines and websites. Her books for Frances Lincoln include "Pea Boy" and "Ramadan Moon." She lives in Oxford.

Praise For Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World

"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