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Ebook The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy read! Book Title: The Tear Thief
The author of the book: Carol Ann Duffy
Edition: Barefoot Books
Date of issue: September 1st 2007
ISBN: 1846860458
ISBN 13: 9781846860454
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.25 MB
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This beautiful book is a modern day fairytale and will give kids the chance to discuss and understand why people cry. We do not always cry because of sorrow but sometimes from pain, jealousy, anger and guilt. The words of the book are lyrical and the artwork is truly exceptional and whimsical.

A little invisible sprite, you can only see in puddles, spends the hours between supper and bedtime loitering on the chimney pots of houses around children's houses trying to capture their tears when they cry. When she hears their wails she hurriedly springs into action and collects their tears in her silver sack. What does she do with the tears when her sack is full to the brim? She pours them into the moon to keep it glowing in the night sky. Not all the tears are worthy of keeping the moon fuelled - only genuine tears will work. Tears of anger glow ruby-red, those of envy sparkle like emeralds, and crocodile tears are no good at all. The most valued tears are ones of true sorrow.

The writing is peaceful and calm and the illustrations are soft and dream-like making it the perfect bedtime story. The message being that sadness can be transformed into something beautiful. You will definitely want to have this stunning book in your private collection.

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Ebook The Tear Thief read Online! Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009.

She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position.

Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools.

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