Brenda Williams, a former primary school English teacher, is now a highly regarded children's poet. She is also the author of Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (978-1-90523-680-0); this is her second Barefoot project. She lives in Wiltshire and is married with two children and five grandchildren. Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot books including Babushka (978-1-8414-811-2), Riddle Me This! (978-1-90523-633-6), My Daddy is a Pretzel (978-1-90523-682-4) and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (HB with CD 978-1-84686-035-5: PB with CD 978-1-84686-079-9). Sophie lives in Florence, Italy. Juliet Stevenson is a stage and screen actress with many credits to her name, including Truly, Madly, Deeply; Emma; Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Death and the Maiden.
When his mother sends him to the market to buy necessities for the upcoming festival, Lin Yi is certain his bargaining skills will get him the best prices and he will have money left over for his coveted red rabbit lantern.
The Victorians transformed the way Britain celebrated Christmas in the 19th century and we continue with their traditions today. The Victorians that really centred Christmas round the family, with the eating of a Christmas dinner together, giving gifts and playing games. All these things have become central to a British Christmas Day.
The country house symbolized Edwardian life, with its expensive elegance and sharp social contrasts. Millions of workers depended on the country house for their livelihoods. Yet when the shadow of war fell, the long, tea-on-the-lawn summer came to an abrupt end. The country house that emerged in 1919 was a much changed place. This is its story.
This beautifully-presented book chronicles the coming and going of these peoples, their kings, heroes and saints, and way of life. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.
Use Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems to foster a love of rhythm and rhyme, create a sense of beat and rhythm. Lay the foundations for understanding patterns in language, music and mathematics. The book contains 83 delightful new rhymes and poems, written by Brenda William, a well-known children's poet and author.
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