A tender, moving and joyous story from one of our nation's premier poets, John Agard
From above earth, from above sky,
from below earth, from under water,
come all you little persons
come exactly as you are.
Come little bird person, come little bee person, come little tree person - little persons from all over the world join together to celebrate the dance of life and love in this stunning poem from John Agard. Stunningly illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, this is a book that both little persons and big persons will treasure and pore over for a lifetime, and is a true poem of our time.
'A lyrical collaboration . . . a joyful, tender dance, celebrating people, places and the glory of existence.' Guardian
'This book is a celebration of childhood and the natural world in all its rich diversity.' BookTrust
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John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools.
His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA English GCSE
KATY FLINT is a children's book author and editor, based in London. She is the author of the best-selling sound book The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles - from human bodies to dinosaurs. She likes playing the violin and dog-spotting.More about Jessica Courtney Tickle