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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth
by Editor, Wendy Cooling
Age Range: 6-8
This beautiful anthology, first published in 2010, has been re-issued in paperback. It includes 35 poems from around the world that celebrates nature and the planet. As well as the powerful title poem which comes from Australia, there is a traditional Inuit song from Greenland, an alphabet for the planet from Lebanon and poems from Canada, China, England, Guyana, Jamaica, Russia, Spain, Turkey and USA.
Distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling, who has written the introduction, has chosen poems that will make children think about the planet, the damage being done to it and the desperate need to preserve our world. This is a thought-provoking book with colourful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Piet Grobler.