In Poems to Live Your Life By , Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.
The book includes 46 poems and is divided into sections covering - general musings, school and teenage years, family and roots, love, nonsense, magic and myth, wildlife, war and death. He brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology. Poems from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Walt Whitman, Carol Ann Duffy and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Neil Gaiman, Roger McGough and W. B. Yeats.
About the Author
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series.
Chris lives in Brighton with his family.