Carefully curated collection of Atlantic Canada's best poetry for young readers, now available in paperback.
From celebrated children's poet and author Sheree Fitch and early childhood educator Anne Hunt comes a new paperback edition of the celebrated illustrated compendium of Atlantic Canadian poetry and verse for young readers. Spanning centuries, from Milton Acorn, Bliss Carman, and Rita Joe to Budge Wilson, Shauntay Grant, and Kathleen Winter, and a broad thematic scope—from soft lullabies and silly songs to poignant meditations on nature, loss, and love—over 100 poems from the region's best are sure to delight educators, parents, and young readers. Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things is a feast for the senses. Features French flaps and spot gloss on cover.
Sheree Fitch is an award-winning poet, storyteller, and educator. Her picture books, novels, and plays have delighted both children and adults since 1987. Sheree lives with her husband, Gilles, in River John, Nova Scotia, on their hobby farm, Happy Doodle Do, with a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a few other critters. They run a seasonal book store, Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery, which highlights storytelling, literacy, Atlantic Canadian books and writers. Visit her at shereefitch.com.
Anne Hunt has had a long and varied career as an early childhood educator, in schools and at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. An active and widely publishing Research Associate at UNB, Anne was a member of the team at the UNB Early Childhood Centre that implemented kindergarten in the public schools and developed the New Brunswick Curriculum for Early Learning and Childcare.