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Winter 2019 PGC Master Catalogue

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Four Seasons of Walter de la Mare
Summer Evening
By (author): Walter de la Mare Illustrated by: Caroline Rabei
9780571314676 Paperback, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry Mar 15, 2019
$14.95 CAD
Forthcoming 10 x 10 x 0.17 in Full color picture book Faber & Faber Publishing Faber & Faber Children's
"As a revelation of the wonders of the English language, de la Mare's poems for children are quite unrivaled." - W. H. Auden

Part of a quintet of books revolved around the four seasons, this is a beautifully atmospheric picture book based around de la Mare's eight line poem. InSummer Evening, readers will join a farmer and his family as they enjoy a picnic dinner in the late summer sun. Their pet cat spots a mouse in the field and a chase pursues that includes a dog, a horse, cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks! The sparse text and bright colors give children much to look at and explore, and they will love identifying the different animals in each spread. It concludes with all the animals going to sleep, so also a great bedtime read.

With striking orange and yellow tones throughout, this conjures up perfectly the feeling of a balmy late summer evening.

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems he soon established a wide popular reputation with volumes likeThe Listeners. He wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers;Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

Carolina Rabei was born in 1989 in Moldova. She moved to Cambridge, England in September 2012 to complete an MA in illustration. Her first picture book,Snow, with words by Walter de la Mare, was published to huge critical acclaim.Summer Evening is the third de la Mare picture book that she has illustrated.

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