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The Humpback’s Wail is Chrissie Gittins’ third collection of poems and is illustrated by Paul Bommer.
The Humpback’s Wail is Chrissie Gittins’ third collection of poems and is illustrated by Paul Bommer. It is marketed for 6 years and up and while you would have to be a proficient reader to pick up on the word play, less able readers can still get lots of enjoyment from listening to the poems. There is a rich variety of poems in this book from the daft to the thoughtful, many of them dedicated to the school children with which Chrissie Gittins has worked. The poems cover topics such as food, animals, sibling relationships, curly hair, dreams of Tina Turner and imaginary people.
Chrissie Gittins, illustrated by Paul Bommer. Published by Rabbit Hole Publications. The Humpback’s Wail: Poems. Chrissie Gittins, illustrated by Paul Bommer. Other Titles of Interest. Adder, Bluebell, Lobster: Wild Poems. From the publisher: Forty fantastic poems inspired by words left out of the.
by George J. Dance Chrissie Gittins is an English poet who writes for children and adults. 2006 Poetry Book Society Choice. 2005 Arts Council Writers Award. The Humpback's Wail: Poems (illustrated by Paul Bommer). London: Rabbit Hole, 2009. 2003 CLPE Award (shortlisted). 2002 Belmont Poetry Prize (for individual children's poems). 2002 Royal Literary Fund Award. A Path of Rice: Poems (pamphlet).
Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill in South London
Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill in South London. She studied at Newcastle University and St Martin’s School of Art, and worked as an artist and a teacher before becoming a freelance poet/writer. She writes poetry, radio drama, short stories, and poetry for children. Her adult poetry collections are Armature (Arc, 2003) and I'll Dress One Night As You (Salt, 2009). Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill in South London.
Chrissie Gittins was born in Lancashire and lives in Forest Hill, London. Her poetry collections include Sharp Hills (Indigo Dreams, 2019), I’ll Dress One Night As You (Salt, 2010), and Armature (Arc, 2003). Paekakariki Press published her third pamphlet collection, Professor Heger’s Daughter (2013) in traditional letterpress with original wood engravings. Gittins has received two Arts Council Writers’ Awards, a Hawthornden Fellowship, and awards from the Author’s Foundation and the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust. She has read at festivals around the UK, at the British Council in Bangkok, and at the Cornelia Street Café and Poets House in New York.
The Humpbacks Wail Poems. The Humpbacks Wail Poems. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read.
Paul Bommer is an illustrator, printmaker and graphic designer. His many international clients include the Guardian, Harrods and Virgin, and he exhibits his work across the UK. He was the illustrator for The Humpback's Wail, by Chrissie Gittins. Country of Publication.
Like snowflakes, each poem looks different. Jump to. About Poems Archive More Information. 2010 Poetry Book Society Choice: for the Children's Poetry Bookshop, for The Humpback's Wail, 2010. About Chrissie Gittins. This is poetry that does what it talks about. 2009 Arts Council Writers' Award. 2007 CLPE Award (shortlisted) for I Don't Want an Avocado for an Uncle. 2007 Authors Foundation Award. 2006 Poetry Book Society Choice: for the Children's Poetry Bookshelf, for I Don't Want an Avocado for an Uncle.
Working until quite recently in the East End of London, Paul is now based amongst the wilds of the north Norfolk coast
Working until quite recently in the East End of London, Paul is now based amongst the wilds of the north Norfolk coast. His work illustrates his love of simple marks; the feel and form of words; an irreverent sense of humour; a love of character and history; and a rich sense of time and place.