Synopses & Reviews
This exciting anthology of poems celebrates festivals all over the world. From Chinese New Year to Carnival, from Thanksgiving to Holi, and from Purnima to Diwali.and#160;Theand#160;anthology featuresand#160;explanations of the festivals at the back of the book and colorful and atmospheric illustrations by Shirin Adl.
"An excellent way to celebrate the diversity of festivals and seasonal celebrations with children."and#160;and#8212; Juno
"A great classroom and assembly resource and gives a super look at the diversity of world celebrations in a very refreshing way."and#160;and#8212; Parents in Touch
About the Author
has been called "a poet full of wit and charm," (Andrew Motion) and "a national treasure" (Barry Tebb). She has written and edited well over 50 books, including Animal Antics, Masala,
and The Elephant-headed Godand#160;and Other Hindu Tales.
Her multilingual interactive play The Honoured Guest
was toured by Twisting Yarn Theatre. Her residencies have included the Ilkley Literature Festival, Bedfordshire Schools, Kelvin Grove Museumand#160;and Art Gallery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, and the Millennium Galleries. She lives in Sheffield, U.K. Brian D'Arcy
is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn, and Lancaster. He won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and lives in Sheffield, U.K.,and#160;with his wife Debjani Chatterjee. Shirin Adl
was born in the U.K. but was brought up in Iran. She studied Illustration at Loughborough University, goingand#160;on to win the Hallmark MandS Talented Desginer Award. She was Booktrust's official illustrator for Children's Book Week in 2010. Her work includes Pea Boy: Stories from Iran
with Elizabeth Laird and Ramadan Moon
with Na'ima B Robert. She lives in Oxford, U.K.