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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) 110

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