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Rhymes for the Grandchildren: a new collection of poetry for children by Jonty Driver November 25, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in New releases, Peridot Press.
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We’re delighted to reveal that our imprint Peridot Press has published a short collection of poems for children by Jonty Driver, Rhymes for the Grandchildren: Moose, Mouse and other Rhymes. This delightful little collection features illustrations by Dutch artist Lieske van de Seijp.

C.J. (“Jonty”) Driver is a poet, novelist and essayist who has published six collections of poems, five novels and a biography. For many years he was a teacher and, in due time, a Headmaster, first of Island School, Hong Kong, then Berkhampstead School, then Wellington College, before returning to be a full-time writer.

Here’s a little taster from Rhymes for the Grandchildren:

The white-tailed deer

The white-tailed deer
Is a flirt
With her tail.
She’s always alert –
You have only to leer
And she’s there.
She’ll say:
Don’t follow me, fellow,
Then she’ll show him the way
With her tail;
She stops, she twists her head
To look right behind
Her behind,
And – without fail –
She puts up her tail
To show:
Don’t follow me, fellow,
But this is the way I go.

Rhymes for the Grandchildren, which would make an excellent little Christmas gift, is available from the John Catt Bookshop for just £6.

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