All the Wild Wonders: Poems of Our Earth.pdf

All the Wild Wonders: Poems of Our Earth.pdf


In this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, think, and ask questions. Why are trees so important? How are motorways damaging our countryside? What can we do about rubbish? What can we do to protect our Earth for the future? Strong, colourful illustrations and a lavish new imitlin cover make this a gift book with a difference. Poets include Grace Nicholls, Thomas Hardy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Alfred Lord Tennyson and other poets from all over the world.

Poems that span the globe encouraging all readers to look at the good and the bad aspects of it make this a rich and original anthology. Twinning the themes of the wonders of the world and the horrors of how we despoil it means that the poems are both celebratory and angry. That leads to an interesting contradiction of styles and moods. Piet Grobler's vibrant illustrations bring the feel of different countries to life. -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading - Book of the Month All together this is a great selection, great for casual or purposeful reading, great as a teaching resource, great as inspiration for further efforts. School Librarian It is a strong collection and Piet Grobler's watercolour illustrations beautifully complement the poems. Carousel 'An inspiring poetry collection which will encourage children to take interest in and relish the nature they see all around them and to consider the future of the earth.' Woman's Way

WENDY COOLING is a renowned children's books authority and a celebrated anthologist who ran the Children's Book Foundation and National Chidren's Book Week, and founded Bookstart, a national programme which gives free books to every child in the UK. She has received the Eleanor Farjeon award and been made an MBE for services to children's books. Her previous anthology, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WORLD, was highly acclaimed. Wendy lives in London. PIET GROBLER is a highly successful illustrator with 75 books to his name. International recognition for his picture book illustration has included a Golden Apple award at the Biennale for Illustration in Bratislava, Slovakia and a Silver Medal in the Japanese Noma Concours competition. His books for Frances Lincoln include A is Amazing: Poems about Feelings, Aesop's Fables and The Magic Bojabi Tree. Piet lives in West-Malvern with wife Marie, daughter Catherina and dog Alice.

All the Wild Wonders 8 When the Sun Rises 10 The Sun 11 What is One? 12 For Forest 13 Throwing a Tree 14 Song of the Open Road 15 The Prayer of the Tree 16 Evening 17 Question 18 Grey and White and Black 19 Snagger's Pond 20 Night 22 Dreamer 23 Man, the Mad Magician 24 A Robin Red breast in a Cage 24 If I was a Bird 25 The Eagle 26 I Watched an Eagle Soar 27 Wind 28 Something Comes 29 Wind Farm Haikus 30 The Old Windmill 31 An Alphabet for the Planet 32 Tell me, Tiger 34 Captivating Creature 35 Captive Creature 35 Spring Fjord 36 No Answer 37 Leave the Whales Alone, Please! 38 From Paradise Lost 39 If You Ever 39 "We are Going to See the Rabbit..." 40 Who am I? 42 Natural Anthem 43 About the Poets 44


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