The Mermaid's Purse: Poems By Ted Hughes

The Mermaid's Purse: Poems By Ted Hughes

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In The Mermaid's Purse, Ted Hughes explores the ocean. From starfish and seagulls to mermaids and monsters, 28 poems capture the beauty, drama, and mystery of the sea and the seashore. Here is the ghostly cormorant: "Drowned fishermen come back/As famished cormorants/With bare and freezing webby toes/Instead of boots and pants." The strange and comical flounder: "The flounder sees/Through crooked eyes./Through crooked lips/The flounder cries." And the mermaid herself: "Call her a fish,/Call her a girl./Call her the pearl/Of an oyster fresh/On its pearly dish."

By turns lyrical, whimsical, and robust, The Mermaid's Purse showcases the distinctive voice and appreciation of the natural world that made Ted Hughes among the most respected of late-20th-century poets. Made doubly accessible by Flora McDonnell's distinctive black-and-white art, this sea-themed collection will delight children and be welcomed by educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375805691
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/02/2000
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 6.99(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

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