This rich new collection of Canadian poetry captures a landscape of land and mind uniquely our own. Including works by Margaret Atwood, bp Nichol and A.M. Klein, this book appeals to imaginations young and old. Striking illustrations capture the essence of each poem.
'P. K. Page's A Brazilian Alphabet succeeds in being both whimsical and elegiac at once. This mixture of pleasures gives us the feeling we are reading a text long remembered and well-loved, while at the same time charming us with surprises.'
[ Lipogram: a composition from which the writer rejects all words that contain a certain letter or letters. ]
JonArno Lawson, addict of wordplay and lover of children's poetry, has created a collection of lipograms written for children. The idea behind A Voweller's Bestiary is a simple one: an alphabet book based on vowel combinations, rather than o …
Look carefully! The wild animals of Africa spring to life in clever, lighthearted poems and compelling, evocative photographs.
Inside every acrostic is a secret message, often lurking in the first letter of each line (read top to bottom). But look out! These acrostics not only follow their subjects to Africa, but they also take the form to a whole n …
Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die.
For over 25 years Dennis Lee has enthralled young readers with memorable and delightfully clever rhymes and sing-song rhythms. First published in 1974, Alligator Pie has been loved by children from Napanee to Kamloops. Now, a new generation of children can enjoy this clas …