The poet Charles Causley
celebrates Christmas with this collection of 12 poems. There is a real mixture of both serious and funny poems--something for everyone. He writes about the traditional Christmas story of Mary's journey to Bethlehem and their search for somewhere to stay, but there is also a lovely poem about Si-Si the Siamese cat who is very confused about all the strange things his family are doing such as posting letters up the chimney!
Ted Hughes wrote that "Among the English poetry of the last half century, Charles Causley's could well turn out to be the best loved and most needed". This is praise indeed and for those who do not know Charles Causley's work this book is a great introduction.
Some lovely illustrations and borders by Lisa Kopper accompany the poems. In all, this is a very attractive book and a refreshing change from the usual seasonal fare. --Miranda Warren
About the Author
Charles Causley, a renowned writer and poet, was awarded the Queen's gold medal for poetry in 1967 and was made a CBE in 1986. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was the author of countless plays, librettos, short stories and poems. He lived in Launceston, Cornwall. Charles Causley died in 2003.
Lisa Kopper was born in Chicago and studied painting and sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University. She moved to England in 1970. She has illustrated over 100 children's books, including the Jafta series, which won her an international reputation for multicultural work. Daisy is a Mummy
was shortlisted for the 1996 Kate Greenaway Medal.