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In the Land of the Giants
Selected Children's Poems

 

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In the Land of the Giants
Selected Children's Poems

by George Szirtes (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781844714513

 

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This generous new selection of children's poems from one of the UK's foremost poets displays wit, humour, technical virtuosity and a hint of the absurd. Also included are a series of translations of children's poems from Hungary, including works by Sandor Weores and Zoltan Zelk.


Winner of the CLPE Poetry Award George Szirtes' children's poems comprise riddles, mysteries and parables, strange encounters, cautionary tales, and meditations on just about everything under the sun - from the sea's hands to the wind's face. All Szirtes' technical virtuosity is on display, the music, rhyme and cadence fusing together with an Eastern European sensibility to provide a unique collection that will be treasured by all children and not a few adults. This generous new selection displays wit and warm good humour with a hint of the absurd. Also included are a series of translations of children's poems from Hungary including works by Sandor Weores and Zoltan Zelk.


 

ISBN 1844714519
ISBN13 9781844714513
Publisher Salt Publishing
Format Paperback
Publication date 15/09/2012
Pages 96
Weight (grammes) 144
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 178
Width (mm) 171

Acknowledgements

Four Superstitions

1. The Sneezing Week

2. Watch who you are winking at

3. Bad signs

4.
Runs till it drops

Three Fires and a Flood

Flame

The Great Fire of London

The Fire's Heart

The Flood

The Bee's Knees

The Bee's Knees

The Wasp's Waist

The Serpent's Tail

The Fish's Fingers

The Bicycle's Wrists

The Clouds' Hair

The Wind's Face

The Sea's Hands

The Sun's Toes

The Cold's Teeth

The Refrigerator's Belly

The Wall's Ears

The Bedroom Chest

The Clothes-hanger's Collarbone

The Book's Spine

The Window's Eyes

The Butcher's Calves

The Bottle's Neck

The Cup's Lip

The Ice Cream's Tongue

The Cave's Mouth

The Lake's Bottom

Three Mysteries

1. The Lost Sock Mystery

2. The Mystery of the Ant

3. The Rainbow Mystery

In the Land of the Giants

Rock A Bye

Beware Of The Bear!

In The Land Of Giants

At Gran's

Fancy Dress

Henry

Brave

Pianist

Soulful

Flautist

Plumbing Service

Egg Magic

The Great Drongo

Poet

No, Love

Visitor

Miss String

Miss String

Ahem

Old Couples

Whoopsa

Moonlife

Moon Questions

Space Comes Out at Night

Apple Tree

Mouse Dreaming

Goldfish

Animal Lore

The Wreck of The Hope

From the Hungarian

Bird

The Spring

The Earth

Ant

A Poem about Two Seals

Winter Trees

Storks

Snail

The Bear's Dilemma

Three Short Verses About the Wind

Sleighbells

Deep in the Wood the Violets Drowse

My Dog Ace

Happy New Year