Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£1.63
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Fun Meister
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A book which is in good overall condition. This means that it will be largely free of page markings, the spine will still be in solid, tight condition and there will be no pages which are missing from the book. The pages may have slightly turned corners but overall the book should be clean to touch and enjoyable to read.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes (FF Classics) Paperback – 9 Apr 2001

8 customer reviews

See all 44 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£6.56
Paperback, 9 Apr 2001
£12.93 £0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
£3.45


Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student


Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (9 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571207510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571207510
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 560,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"'Peacock Pie is surely one of the greatest children's books of the century.' The Times"

Book Description

A beautiful new edition of a classic anthology of Walter de la Mare's finest poems for children. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By chatvarin on 10 Mar. 2008
Format: Paperback
I was captivated by a poem of de la Mare in the "Poem of the Day Two" Anthology. When I found this volume I picked it up...and it did not disappoint. "Peacock Pie" is "A Book of Rhyme" for children and happens to be de la Mare's most enduring collection - hence the only of his collections to be reissued en bloc by Faber & Faber. Unlike his near contemporary A.A. Milne, de la Mare did not write the sort of poetry that most children will identify with I don't think. But his poetry any child - and grown-up who has not forsaken his innate Romantic psyche - will be able to empathize with. Isn't "The Bookworm" de la Mare's version of "The Table Turned", that poem which was a cornerstone of Romanticism?

This edition features attractive and (even more so) highly evocative illustrations by Ardizzone. He is not my preferred illustrator but for Faber to choose to reiisue this collection illustrated in this age is merit and achievement in itself. My only real reservation with this edition is that it does away with, as I later discovered, the categorisation of the poems. The actual sequence I think has been left intact, but the division I finds illuminates it further. So 1 star knocked off for that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dylan on 31 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
Purchased this for my mother, she is really pleased with it - all the poems she remembers from her schooldays (during WW2). Quite a nostalgia fest for her, so glad I bought it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrsberylberry on 2 April 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This collection contained a poem that I have been searching for,at last I can now relive the time years ago when I first heard it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
My Sister had asked me to buy some poetry by Walter de la Mare for her birthday and this was one of the books I bought for her. She is very pleased with the book whilst I am happy with the price I paid and the swift delivery.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback