Let's Celebrate: Festival Poems

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Children are fascinated by traditions in different cultures and religions and this anthology celebrates the diversity of festivals around the world. Taking the reader through the year, there are poems about the lion dance in Singapore, the fishing festival in Nigeria, the doll festival in Japan and many more, as well as celebrations much loved in the UK. Useful footnotes give extra details about the festivals, making them really come to life. Poets include John Agard, Judith Nicholls, Wes Magee and Jack ...
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Overview


Children are fascinated by traditions in different cultures and religions and this anthology celebrates the diversity of festivals around the world. Taking the reader through the year, there are poems about the lion dance in Singapore, the fishing festival in Nigeria, the doll festival in Japan and many more, as well as celebrations much loved in the UK. Useful footnotes give extra details about the festivals, making them really come to life. Poets include John Agard, Judith Nicholls, Wes Magee and Jack Prelutsky, and the collection is fully illustrated in color and black and white.

Original poems about celebrations and traditions around the year and around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
All the many poems in this compilation celebrate holidays, feast days, and special occasions. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's are included of course, as are lesser known holidays such as Guy Fawkes Day, May Day and Shrove Tuesday. Setting this book apart, however, are the poems about days of tradition with which most us are totally unfamiliar unless they are an integral part of our own heritage. Short explanatory notes are included to introduce the reader to these festivals. For example, Carroboree is a festival dance performed by the aborigines of Australia and Nyepi, The day of Yellow Rice, takes place in Bali. Poems about the Japanese Doll Festival, the Korean Butterfly Dance, the Trinidad Carnival and other celebrations from all parts of the world help readers to realize how rich in tradition and ceremony all these cultures are. Various illustrators and photographers contributed to the collection, which contains poems by Jack Prelutsky, Ann Bonner and Stanley Cook, among others. 1997 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192763297
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Edition description: NEW
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Foster is one of the best-loved and most highly regarded children's anthologists. He has published over one hundred poetry anthologies, as well as several collections of his own poems.

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