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A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young

By Pamela Espeland, Marilyn Nelson, Halfdan Rasmussen
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

From a team of luminaries comes this collection of truly delightful verse for the littlest listeners. (Ages 2-6)

Translated from the original works of beloved Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, this delightful collection of poems for young children will enthrall little ones with captivating rhyme, rhythm, humor, and charm. Kevin Hawkes’s enchanting, light-filled illustrations bring the text to life, making this an essential addition to any child’s library of modern classics.

  • Classic poems from Halfdan Rasmussen, one of Denmark's most beloved children's poets, brought to fresh, new life for today's little ones with great care that preserves and enhances their natural humor and sweetness.
  • Translated by former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson, award-winning author and poet for adults and children and the recipient of two Newbery Honors, a Michael L. Printz Honor, and many other top accolades.
  • Illustrated by the multiple award-winning artist Kevin Hawkes, whose work includes the New York Times bestseller Library Lion and the much-lauded Weslandia.

About the author

Halfdan Rasmussen is the late author of The Ladder. He is highly respected in his native Denmark for both his children’s verse and his adult-oriented poems on social issues and human rights. Prior to his death in 2002, he granted Marilyn Nelson express permission to produce English versions of his works. Marilyn Nelson is an award-winning author and poet for adults and children. The recipient of two Newbery Honors, a Michael L. Printz Honor, and many other top accolades, she is also a former poet laureate of Connecticut. Marilyn Nelson lives in New York. Pamela Espeland has authored, coauthored, or edited more than two hundred books on a variety of subjects. She lives in Minneapolis.

About the illustrator

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Library Lion as well as many other award-winning books for children, including Weslandia; Sidewalk Circus; Handel, Who Knew What He Liked; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763623791
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Dimensions: 190 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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