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I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere (Hardback)
  • I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere (Hardback)

I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 05/10/2023
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A fully illustrated collection of Irish poems, ranging from medieval to modern poems in English and Irish, edited by Lucinda Jacob and Sarah Webb and illustrated by Ashwin Chacko. This includes old favourites and new voices.

Publisher: Little Island
ISBN: 9781915071460
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm


“A beautiful anthology that will remain on your child’s bookshelf forever.” - Sarah Crossan, fifth Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate)

“A poem for every feeling in a book full of heart.” - Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg (Irish children’s laureate) 2023–26

“A beautiful snapshot of modern Ireland in accessible, playful poetry, this is a collection to love for a lifetime." - Elaina Ryan, CEO of Children’s Books Ireland

"Highly recommended. This delightful collection of Irish poetry for children, which includes some familiar poems and others new to discover, will appeal to young and old alike and is perfect for reading aloud. A welcome addition to all classroom and library collections." - School Library Journal (Starred review)

"We have really enjoyed this book of poetry and it’s one that we have chosen often at bedtime. The poetry is enjoyable and accessible and I hope it is one we will treasure for a lifetime." - Milo and Gigi's bookshelf

"What we have here is an honest-to-goodness Irish poem anthology ... Kids (and, let’s face it, parents) unfamiliar with Irish poetry and literary history will find this a good starting point."  - Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8

"Packed full of poems perfect for young readers on a wide range of topics, this book is a lovely anthology ideal for introducing children to Irish poetry. It pairs each poem with playful illustrations that reflect the beauty and diversity of Ireland."   - Reading with Red and the Magpie

"A huge collection of Irish poetry that will appeal to young folks. Selections include classics, traditional rhymes, and modern poets. Nicely designed with plenty of white space and bright illustrations." - Picturebook Pile

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