The Happy Garden: New & Selected Poems for Children

Author(s): Peter Bland

Poetry | Educational Resources

Peter Bland’s collected poems for children are a major addition to a poetic presence spanning over sixty years. He began writing these poems for his own children in the 1950s, and has continued ever since … “Beguiled,” he says, “by the physicality of the childhood imagination, a sense of performance, and a love for the spoken word.”


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From previous reviews: 

Childhood delights that range from surrealist jaunts in dream landscapes to visually precise vignettes of the natural world. — NZ Review of Books 

His poems have a quirky range of simple rhymes, fantasy, narrative, and nonsense that kids love to learn and repeat. — ­Sunday Herald 

Poems to amuse, poems to have fun with, and poems that will make you think. — NZ Listener

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  • : 9780947493608
  • : Steele Roberts Publishers
  • : Steele Roberts Publishers
  • : books

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  • : Peter Bland
  • : Peter Bland