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Walter de la Mare

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.
16th October 2014


'No breath of wind, No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down' As the day draws to a close, a family p... MoreSnow

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2nd May 2013


Perfect for fans of Michael Grant and Charlie Higson, this thrilling novel about a mysterious virus spreading thro... MoreSilver

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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... MoreThe Ride-by-Nights

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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... MorePeacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

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

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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... MoreDesert Islands

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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 ... MoreWalter de la Mare, Short Stories for Children

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