Publication Date: 29/09/2022 ISBN: 9781803380605 Category:

When Poems Fall From the Sky

Zaro Weil, Junli Song

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publication Date: 29/09/2022 ISBN: 9781803380605 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Nominated for the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing and the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration.

Original, inspiring and intimate, When Poems Fall From the Sky marries science and poetry to create a tender and thoughtful love-letter to Earth promising children a riot of imagination, humour and joy – the perfect book to celebrate National Poetry Day on 6th October.

The collection of poems, raps, rhymes, haiku and little plays is written by Zaro Weil, winner of the 2020 CLiPPA children’s poetry prize and is illustrated in full colour throughout by artist Junli Song.

When Poems Fall From the Sky is the first title to publish since the pair won the coveted CLiPPA prize with their stunning poetry anthology, Cherry Moon.

In exquisitely illustrated full-colour pages, trees, birds, animals, rivers, flowers, mountains and insects each share their own magical stories. And the stories they tell, the ‘poems’ that fall from the sky, subtly and powerfully illuminate our hope and collective role as guardians of our earth.

Publisher Review

'Beautifully written poems that shout out to be read aloud' -- Annie Everall OBE, Director Authors Aloud UK 'This is magical. I have wept, smiled, laughed and remembered' -- Bronnie Mayho, Bookwagon Limited 'A book that should be in every school, inspiring children to engage with the world around them' -- Jane Etheridge, Treasurer, Federation of Children's Book Groups 'Stunning' * The Book Activist * 'A fabulous collection!' * North Somerset Teachers Book Award * 'A lovely anthology that should find its place both in the classroom and home, providing as it does opportunities for quiet contemplation and lively interaction - there are the little plays demanding to be performed' * Books for Keeps Magazine *

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