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A Cup of Starshine

ISBN 10: 0744560977 / ISBN 13: 9780744560978
Published by Walker Books Ltd
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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1998. Paperback. Good clean copy. Previous owners mark on ffep. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KCD0018516

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Title: A Cup of Starshine

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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A collection of 70 poems from around the world, this anthology is fully illustrated and themes include: washing, dressing, eating, playing, winter winds, springtime and a cup of starshine.

From Kirkus Reviews:

``I'd like a cup of starshine please/mixed with milk and honey./And when it comes to soup/can I please/have some that's sunny?'' Tucked away near the end, this previously unpublished poem by Romesh Gunesekera sets the whimsically thoughtful tone for a collection put together by the 1990 Farjeon medalist. Farjeon herself appears three times; Bennett has an ear for her brand of light touch, deftly shaped verse, and delicate humor. The subjects progress informally from morning through a school day, making extended detours for animals, nonsense, and some lyrical verse from a childlike point of view before arriving at sundown and bedtime. The familiar is mixed with the unfamiliar, including three variations on ``Little Miss Muffet'' that seem to be by children and some South African entries. Percy's understated color-pencil illustrations are nicely in harmony with the poetry's tone of gentle amusement; unlike more pretentious art, his modest colors and quiet activity don't overwhelm the words. Unusually fresh and appealing. Index. (Poetry. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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