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A Poem for Every Night of the Year

For ages 6-8
4.33 based on 49 ratings & 12 reviews on
Macmillan Children's Books

08 September 16


A Poem For Every Night of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share for every night of the year. The poems - together with introductory paragraphs - have a link to the date on which they appear. Shakespeare celebrates midsummer night, Maya Angelou International Women's Day and Lewis Carroll April Fool's day.

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it contains a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Verse from ancient times to the present to soothe the spirit at the end of a fractious day.
You Magazine
This useful anthology is aimed at children but I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy it. The target audience ensures accessibility as well as a satisfying blend of light and shade, while Esiri's introduction is a model of economyand enthusiasm. She offers poetry for the small things in life, the every day, and I can't think of anything more life enhancing than opening this book each evening to sweeten the passage of time.
The Daily Mail
Allie Esiri's delightfully eclectic anthology takes you on a poetic journey through every night of the calendar year. A fun book for all the family to enjoy.
Allie Esiri at The National Theatre

Allie Esiri at The National Theatre

  • National Theatre
    National Theatre
    Upper Ground South Brank London, SE1 9PX UNITED KINGDOM
  • 10 November 2017 18:00
10 November 2017 06:00Z 10 November 2017 07:00Z

Following the success of A Poem for Every Night of the Year (Independent Bookshop Week Award 2017) Allie Esiri’s new anthology, A Poem for Every Day of the Year is a journey through a calendar year...

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