A treasury of poems for young people.
‘I am the river, gently flowing, as I wind my way to the sea.’ (Mary Duroux)
Follow the river of poetry through country, town, the bush, the four seasons, night and day and explore the Australian landscape through the eyes of our best Australian poets.
In this beautiful collection of poems for children, award-winning author and poet, Libby Hathorn, has brought together favourites such as those by A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and C.J. Dennis, as well as more contemporary poems by Steven Herrick, Eva Johnson, Les A. Murray and others.
Exquisite illustrations by Cassandra Allen make this a collection to treasure.
Libby Hathorn is an award winning poet and author of more than fifty books for children and young people, as well as books for adults. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland.
She was a National Ambassador for the National Year of Reading in Australia in 2012, and is an Australia Day Ambassador each year, visiting country towns to discuss literature, especially poetry, and give workshops to interested writers.
Cassandra was born and raised in Australia, and now lives in the French part of Switzerland, drawing almost every day and soaking up the wonders of life in Europe. After years of study in Melbourne Australia, including fine art, photography and multimedia, her independent illustration and graphic design business took flight.. Several years later Cassandra followed her heart and quit graphic design altogether, focusing solely on illustration. After moving to Europe her career grew wings and she began illustrating children's books, amongst other editorial work. The title There Was an Old Sailor, written by Claire Saxby was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Young Children Category.