Dancing in the Rain is shortlisted for the prestigious CLPE Award (CLiPPA) – the only award for poetry published for children!
Fans of John Lyons’ lively and appealing style will not be disappointed in this illustrated collection of poems for younger readers aged 7-11.
A breath of Caribbean fresh air, these poems are humorous, beautifully crafted, and perfectly pitched to their audience, though readers of any age will enjoy his painterly use of language. Lyons conjures up vivid images, situations and emotions which appeal both for their universality and their newness, as he examines and comments upon the world around him with wit and empathy.
Illustrated by the author.
"With a lightness of touch and in a language both lyrical and charming, John Lyons captures the sounds, tastes and general magic of his Caribbean childhood. 'This is a strange strange story I have to tell' - says Lyons - and how well he tells it!" Grace Nichols
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