I Saw A Peacock With A Fiery Tail

I Saw A Peacock With A Fiery Tail

Book - 2011
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Presents a folk poem from the seventeenth century, featuring die-cut pages that reveal its nuanced meaning.
Publisher: [Chennai, ] India : Tara Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9789380340142
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Sep 03, 2017

I had never heard this 1600s poem and throughly enjoyed the structure and varied meaning. The illustrations are fantastic. Wonderful uplifting book for people of all ages!

ChristchurchLib Aug 27, 2013

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Cdnbookworm Sep 16, 2012

A lovely book, with black and white illustrations, deceptively simple, but with depth, this book illustrates the poem of the title, which originated in 17th century England. The poem is trick verse, which gives different meanings depending on how it is read. One way of reading makes perfect sense, and the other leads to fantastic images. This particular version uses those different readings to inspire the illustrations, with the design of the book leading you forward with the poem. Besides the illustrations, the book also incorporates cuts in and on the edge of pages, giving you glimpses of the next page and the next line of poetry.
This is an enchanting book that offers more the more you look. It would appear to children as well as adults.

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