Twelve poems to celebrate Christmas from the master poet Charles Causley, including five new poems written especially for this collection. Each poem explores a different facet of the Christmas season - from the challenge of 'The Ballad of the Bread Man' and the joyful exuberance of 'Angels' Song' to the lighthearted 'Parson's Lea' and the wry humor of 'Christmas Pudding'. The poems are perfectly matched by Lisa Kopper's rich and vibrant illustrations. This is a collection that truly captures the spirit of Christmas, a book to keep and treasure.
Charles Causley, a renowned writer and poet, was awarded the Queen's gold medal for poetry in 1967 and was made a CBE in 1986. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was the author of countless plays, librettos, short stories and poems. He lived in Launceston, Cornwall. Charles Causley died in 2003. Lisa Kopper was born in Chicago and studied painting and sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University. She moved to England in 1970. She has illustrated over 100 children's books, including the Jafta series, which won her an international reputation for multicultural work. Daisy is a Mummy was shortlisted for the 1996 Kate Greenaway Medal.