Carefully curated collection of Atlantic Canada's best poetry for young readers, now available in paperback.
From celebrated children's poet and author Sheree Fitch and early childhood educator Anne Hunt comes a new paperback edition of the celebrated illustrated compendium of Atlantic Canadian poetry and verse for young readers. Spanning centuries, from Milton Acorn, Bliss Carman, and Rita Joe to Budge Wilson, Shauntay Grant, and Kathleen Winter, and a broad thematic scope—from soft lullabies and silly songs to poignant meditations on nature, loss, and love—over 100 poems from the region's best are sure to delight educators, parents, and young readers. Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things is a feast for the senses. Features French flaps and spot gloss on cover.
About the authors
Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.
Visit her at: shereefitch.com
Anne Hunt has had a long and varied career as an early childhood educator, in schools and at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. An active and widely publishing Research Associate at UNB, Anne was a member of the team at the UNB Early Childhood Centre that implemented kindergarten in the public schools and developed the New Brunswick Curriculum for Early Learning and Childcare.
- Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Spring