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The Gift

Written by Carol Ann Duffy

Illustrated by Rob Ryan

Key Stage 2

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. 

The Judges said: The beautiful illustrations are not just decorative, they interpret the text for us and strengthen the story's impact. The frames and shadows perfectly reflect the fairy tale feel and the different emblems and details emphasise the message. A perfect depiction of the circle of life.

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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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The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846863547
Publication date: 1st October 2010
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Illustrator: Rob Ryan
Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Carol Ann Duffy

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and read philosophy at Liverpool University. She is a former editor of the poetry magazine Ambit and is a regular reviewer and broadcaster. She moved from London to Manchester in 1996 and began to lecture in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her papers were acquired by the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University in 1999, and in October 2000 she was awarded a grant of £75,000 over a five-year period by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Carol Ann Duffy is also an acclaimed playwright, ...

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