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All the Wild Wonders: Poems of Our Earth

By: Wendy Cooling(Editor), Piet Grobler(Illustrator)

48 pages, colour illustrations

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Hardback | Mar 2015 | #221707 | ISBN-13: 9781847806260
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

About this book

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.

Age Level: 5 to 10 years


- 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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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.

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