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Margaret Grote

A Farmer I'll Be and more poems for the young and young-at-heart

Margaret Grote

Another stunning collection of poetry, by the late Margaret Grote.


A Farmer I'll Be and more poems for the young and young-at-heart, is a collection of twelve poems, by the late Margaret Grote. The poems capture the countryside and rural life, and include a range of themes, including farming, the seasons, festivities, animals and nature, and a whole variety of other things. The poems capture the essence of childhood, and of a more simple, innocent time.  My favourite is Six, about a little girl celebrating her birthday. The poem beautifully captures her lisp as a result of her missing front teeth.  I also enjoyed the ice man, which you don’t see very often these days and reflects the time these poems were written.


This is a stunning collection of poems, written by Margaret Grote for her children, over thirty years ago. The poems have been curated and published by Margarets son and niece, eighteen years after her death. The book showcases and celebrates the work of this extraordinary poet. This book is the second collection of poems published posthumously, following the publication of the critically acclaimed, I Like Mud.


The whimsical illustrations by Marcia Wheelan Coles, capture life in the countryside beautifully.


Star rating: 5 Stars


Summary: A timeless collection of poems for the young and young-at-heart, by a much-loved poet.

Margaret Grote
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