Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World

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This exciting anthology of poems celebrates festivals all over the world. From Chinese New Year to Carnival, from Thanksgiving to Holi, and from Purnima to Diwali. The anthology features explanations of the festivals at the back of the book and colorful and atmospheric illustrations by Shirin Adl.

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Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D'Arcy have contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry; they both have teaching backgrounds and are now full-time writers. D'Arcy won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and Chatterjee's Rainbow World: Poems from Many Cultures was an EMMA Best Book of the Year finalist. Debjani has written several collections of traditional tales and she often visits schools and children's libraries as a poet and storyteller. She lives in Sheffield.

Brian D'Arcy is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. The winner of an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition, he lives in Sheffield, U.K.

Shirin Adl was born in Harlow. A little while later she left England for Iran where she grew up. In 1994, she went back to England and studied illustration at Loughborough University. Then at the New Designers exhibition in London she won the Hallmark M&S division Talented Designer Award. She has illustrated Pea Boy and Ramadan Moon. Kamyar Adl was born and brought up in Iran. After finishing school he spent a short while at Azad University studying photography but he soon left to do his military service in the desert near the Iran/Iraq border. He never went back to university but he did some photography jobs, one of which was taking photos of old doors and windows in downtown Tehran for a famous Iranian architect. Then at the age of 25 he married Shirin Adl and moved to England. Adl currently works at the BMW factory in Oxford. Both live in Oxford.

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Debjani Chatterjee has been called "a poet full of wit and charm," (Andrew Motion) and "a national treasure" (Barry Tebb). She has written and edited well over 50 books, including Animal Antics, Masala, and The Elephant-headed God and Other Hindu Tales. Her multilingual interactive play The Honoured Guest was toured by Twisting Yarn Theatre. Her residencies have included the Ilkley Literature Festival, Bedfordshire Schools, Kelvin Grove Museum and Art Gallery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, and the Millennium Galleries. She lives in Sheffield, U.K. Brian D'Arcy is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn, and Lancaster. He won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and lives in Sheffield, U.K., with his wife Debjani Chatterjee. Shirin Adl was born in the U.K. but was brought up in Iran. She studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going on to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Desginer Award. She was Booktrust's official illustrator for Children's Book Week in 2010. Her work includes Pea Boy: Stories from Iran with Elizabeth Laird and Ramadan Moon with Na'ima B Robert. She lives in Oxford, U.K.

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