Poems To Live Your Life By from the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell is a must-have. A three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Riddell is one of the world’s most prolific political cartoonists (for the Observer). He has collaborated on an upcoming new edition of J.K.Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard, published this autumn.
The elegant purple and gold cover book features forty-six poems from the likes of William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, W. B. Yeats and Dylan Thomas among many other luminaries. This stunning illustrated collection is thematically organised and includes musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings chapters. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his remarkable artworks, guiding the reader to the rhythms and tones of the words.
The anthology celebrates the power of poetry to give meaning to the ordinary, the moving, and the celebratory; hopefully inspiring a young generation of readers and poets.