Christmas Stocking



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Candlestick Press
20 October 2017
ISBN: 9781907598579
16 pages

From the publisher

Every child should have a Christmas Stocking. This selection of poems for children has been made by poet George Szirtes and makes a delightful gift – something to read at bedtime as the excitement of Christmas approaches, or to be shared afterwards as a reminder of the laughter and fun.

From a trip to the panto (hissing and booing essential!) to a first uncertain encounter with Santa, the poems celebrate the special traditions of Christmas that are relished by children of all ages.

“Santa Claus is coming
To the village hall,
I’m going to see Santa Claus
And I won’t cry at all.”

from ‘Santa Claus’ by Gabriel Fitzmaurice

George Szirtes is a leading contemporary poet who has won many awards. He is also a grandfather.

Poems by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Walter de la Mare, John Mole, Rachel Rooney and George Szirtes.

Cover illustration by David&Rews.