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'Til All the Stars Have Fallen

Canadian Poems for Children

by (author) David Booth

illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1989
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1989
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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This rich new collection of Canadian poetry captures a landscape of land and mind uniquely our own. Including works by Margaret Atwood, bp Nichol and A.M. Klein, this book appeals to imaginations young and old. Striking illustrations capture the essence of each poem.

About the authors

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


David Booth's profile page

Kady MacDonald Denton Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated numerous children’s titles, including Before I Go to Sleep, ‘Til All the Stars Have Fallen and A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, which won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

Kady MacDonald Denton's profile page


  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award

Editorial Reviews

This is a book that will surely be read and reread.

Books in Canada

... destined to be read and loved for many. Many years.

The Oshawa Times

An outstanding collection of poetry kids will want to keep as their own.

Children's Book News

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