Midnight Feasts: Tasty poems chosen by A.F. Harrold (Hardback)
  • Midnight Feasts: Tasty poems chosen by A.F. Harrold (Hardback)

Midnight Feasts: Tasty poems chosen by A.F. Harrold (Hardback)

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Hardback 120 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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The perfect Christmas gift for any food or poetry lover, this scrumptious illustrated hardback contains over 50 poems about every type of food imaginable. Food is the one thing that unites us all - across time, nations and peoples. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, marmalade in the bath and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, in Midnight Feasts A.F. Harrold brings together a wonderful and diverse collection of poems to tickle your taste buds. Poets include Ian McMillan, Brian Patten, Choman Hardi, Imtiaz Dharker, William Carlos Williams, Salena Godden, Joseph Coelho, Sabrina Mahfouz, Lewis Carroll, W.S. Gilbert and A.E. Housman, as well as A.F. Harrold himself. This stunning poetry book is beautifully illustrated in full colour by rising star Katy Riddell (daughter of former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell) and is the perfect present - at Christmas or any other time year. It will have the poetry and food fans in your life licking their lips!

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472944078
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 534 g
Dimensions: 219 x 178 mm

This moreish anthology - a menu of poetic snacks - is illustrated with beguiling, gentle humour. -- Kate Kellaway * The Observer *
A gorgeous anthology of poems about food, this is funny, mouth-watering and moving, with delectable coloured illustrations to accompany the deliciousness. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Metro *
Wonderfully in keeping with the Christmas spirit is Midnight Feasts, compiled by A.F. Harrold and illustrated by Katy Riddell. This brings together an eclectic and wide-ranging selection of poems about food, a mouth-watering collection. -- Ferelith Hordon * Books for Keeps *
Stuff yourself with these poems, they're so delicious they should be fattening! -- Dawn Finch * An Awfully Big Blog Adventure *
Food, glorious food is celebrated in verse in this tasty collection compiled by A.F. Harrold. Certain to tickle your taste buds. * Teach Primary *
Even those who know poems and poets will find something new to whet their appetite: so many different poetic forms and moods are included here. A. F.'s choices are complemented by Katy Riddell's deft and delightful colour illustrations: his words and her pictures combine to make a moreish book for a peck or a binge. -- Jonny * CLPE Staff Picks of 2019 *
The book features some great contributions from well-established modern poets alongside poems by newer writers and those by the likes of Lewis Carroll and other old favourites. Particularly welcome is the fact that the poems feature food (and poets) from places other than Britain. This makes the book that bit more tasty. * Poetry Zone *
This is a fabulous collection, brilliant for dipping in and out of. Another 'must' for the poetry shelf! * North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards Blog *
You can't go wrong with a book about food and A.F. Harrold has assembled a tasty menu for this delicious anthology. -- Alison Kelly * Reading Zone *
A great way to keep children entertained and introduce them to the wonderful world of poetry. -- The Book Activist * thebookactivist.blog *

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“A tasty buffet of poetical delight”

Lots of wonderful food orientated poems by poets old and new.
Some funny, some thoughtful. All delightfully illustrated in full colour by Katy Riddell (Yes! It IS the daughter of Chris Riddell). Her rich... More

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