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Walter de la Mare

  • 5 stars across 20 books
    Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems he soon established a wide popular reputation with volumes like The Listeners. He wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

    Carolina Rabei was born in 1989 in Moldova. She moved to Cambridge, England in September 2012 to complete an MA in illustration. Her first picture book, Snow, with words by Walter de la Mare, was published to huge critical acclaim. Summer Evening is the third de la Mare picture book that she has illustrated.
    3rd September 2015

    The Ride-by-Nights

    Up on their brooms the Witches stream, Crooked and black in the crescent's gleam It's Halloween and a family is pre... More

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    16th October 2014

    Snow

    As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putti... More

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    1st January 2015

    Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

    The perfect gift for children aged 8+, this stunning classic collection of poetry will delight a new generation of read... More

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    19th March 2009

    Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

    'The most compelling of anthologies, the most leisurely, and the most complete.' Observer First published in 1923, the ... More

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    21st January 2010

    Desert Islands

    Desert Islands opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the as... More

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    19th January 2006

    Walter de la Mare, Short Stories for Children

    The publication of "Short Stories for Children" celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Walter de la Mare's death. It is ... More

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    7th January 2011

    The Turnip War

    Joseph Crisalli and Dennis Manning tell a wonderful story of two groundhog clans and their love of Turnips. One groundho... More

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