ACHUKA Book of the Day 13 Oct 2021
Published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, When Poems fall from the Sky celebrates the marriage of science and poetry.
The poems, story-poems, raps, rhymes, haiku and little plays inside this fantastical anthology about nature are a riot of imagination, humour and joy. In exquisitely illustrated full colour pages trees, birds, animals, rivers, flowers, mountains and insects each share their own magical stories. And the stories they tell, the ‘poems’ that fall from the sky, subtly and powerfully illuminate our hope and collective role as guardians of our earth.
Zaro and Junli’s first book, Cherry Moon, winner of the 2020 CLIPPA Poetry Award and an ACHUKA Book of the Day, received widespread praise and admiration for its beautiful poetry and stunning illustrations, also by Junli Song.
Junli Song is an artist and storyteller with a rather unusual background, having previously studied economics and international development at the University of Chicago and then the University of Oxford, respectively. Since then, she has completed a Master’s in children’s book illustration, and is currently exploring storytelling in many guises, including traditional illustration, alternative book forms, and fine art prints.
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