Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester and is a renowned poet and winner of the Whitbread Award and T.S. Eliot Award. She has published several collections of poetry for children and this is her first full-length colour picture book. Jane Ray lives in London (N10) and is equally respected as an illustrator. Her books are received with great acclaim and she has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal as well as won the Smarties Award and Mother Goose Award. This is Jane's second book for Bloomsbury.
150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of Turkey. Little remains of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. This title covers this surviving texts that consists of fragmented body of lyric poetry.
Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack over her shoulder as she soundlessly steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all of those tears?
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
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