Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.
He's also a life-long lover of poetry and in Poems to Live Your
Life By he shows how poetry gives meaning to our lives, from
childhood to old age. His collection is aimed at young readers but
people of all ages will appreciate the insightfulness of poems *
Illustrator and author Chris Riddell has created a rich anthology of poems from the past to the present all of which have a special meaning for him. -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading *
Poems To Live Your Life By is a real delight and, unlike other heftier collections that one might dip into, it is one to cosy up with and enjoy from cover to cover. Riddell fans, you are in for a real treat! * Readingzone *
The perfect gift for poetry lovers of any age, and a thing of beauty to be savoured and treasured. * Lancashire Post *