The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy

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The exceptional talents of Carol Ann Duffy and papercut artist Rob Ryan combine to present the story of a girl's journey through life and the desires that shape it. With a kind of magic that is timeless, The Gift speaks to everyone who wonders about the mysteries that lie at the heart of the human experience. A unique gift book for all ages by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy This lyrical text about life, love and art is accompanied by stunning papercut illustrations. The Gift portrays the cycle of life in a subtle, accessible way while exploring themes of birth, death, love and the importance of family and friends.

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Carol Ann Duffy has published four highly praised collections of poetry. Her last, "Mean Time", won the "Forward" Poetry Prize & the Whitbread Poetry Prize. She lives in Manchester, England. Rob Ryan is known as the "Prince of Papercuts." He is the author of This Is For You, and he lives in London.
Published October 1, 2009 by Barefoot Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The United Kingdom’s poet laureate offers a quiet but powerful musing on the circle of life and the arc of art, married to the precise loveliness of Ryan’s papercuts.

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Nature writer Edward Abbey once wrote: "Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of an ideal place, the right place, the one true home."

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