We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Other Festive Poems

Chris Riddell

Ages 12+
13 October 2022
9781529086423
128 pages

Synopsis

A flurry of festive verse, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Other Festive Poems is a collection selected and intricately, beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell, the beloved author and illustrator behind Goth Girl, Ottoline and the Cloud Horse Chronicles.

Christmas has long been a source of inspiration and a moment of reflection for poets, from traditional verse to modern works. This is the perfect collection for readers young and old, as gorgeous illustrations throughout bring new life to classics, including The Night Before Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Deck the Halls, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and We Three Kings.

Elsewhere, Chris has selected and responded to work from poets including Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Plath, William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, Hollie McNish, Sue Hardy Dawson, Roger Stevens, Benjamin Zephaniah, Clare Bevan, Sara Teasdale, A.F. Harrold, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ogden Nash, Robert Burns and Jackie Kay. This is a book to treasure, and to return to year after year.

'A touching book for getting into the spirit, with poems familiar and less so about the meaning of Christmas, and each page graced with Riddell’s pencil scenes' – Sunday Times

'Gloriously entertaining and full of those unique Christmassy vibes, this is the perfect festive selection for poetry lovers young and old.'
A touching book for getting into the spirit, with poems familiar and less so about the meaning of Christmas, and each page graced with Riddell’s pencil scenes