A gorgeously illustrated collection of poems for every walk of life
Curated by artist and writer Chris Riddell, Poems to Live Your Life By is a beautifully illustrated collection of poems for readers young and old to carry with them as they grow. The book includes favorites, both old and new—from selections of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets to original poems by Neil Gaiman to lyrics to an indie rock song by Phoebe Bridgers. It is divided into different subjects and includes poems about youth, love, imaginings, and endings. Brought to life by Chris Riddell’s striking artwork, Poems to Live Your Life By is the kind of book that readers can return to again and again at different moments in their life.
About the Author
Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist, a political cartoonist for The Observer, and the 2015–2017 UK Children’s Laureate. He has written a number of UK bestsellers for children, and he has won a number of major prizes, including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Costa Children’s Book Award. He lives in Brighton, UK, with his family.
"This curated gem gives readers an inside look into what has influenced Riddell as an artist and writer, but more than that, it is a collection of words and artwork that will hopefully provoke and inspire others."
— Shelf Awareness
"Engaging adolescents in ways to appreciate poetry has value, and this book has classroom applications of providing mentor texts for students’ own poetry writing and artistic responses to literature."
— VOYA Magazine