I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

This outstanding book of poetry whisks you away into a world oh so familiar it feels like a warm hug. Its stunningly soft and soothing illustrations complement the feeling of home which resonates throughout the poems selected.

I am the Wind blends the new with the old to paint a picture of what the Ireland is like, in both English and Irish. Seamus Heaney is accompanied by up-and-coming authors such as Polina Cosgrave and Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan among others, illustrating the diversity of Irish society past, present, and future. Including many different themes, from nature to music, emotions to play, this book helps highlight what is important in the lives of children today. It also broaches more difficult themes such as bullying and self-esteem making an ideal tool to help children understand the big world which surrounds them. The illustrations included are joy inducing. They all adopt the same soft and flowing feeling that provides the sense that you are being swept away into the world of poetry, aiding in connecting the poems to each other.

This book of poetry will help to ignite the imagination through the beautiful flow of its layout. By pairing poems with similar themes and tone, Jacob and Webb create a book which children can really get immersed in. Adults will also enjoy this book immensely as it resonates with many childhood memories which can be shared with children.

A book that you will not be able to put down.

About the Author
Sarah Webb Headshot
Sarah Webb is an award-winning children's writer and children’s book champion. Sarah worked in the book trade for many years as a children’s bookseller and buyer. She now combines writing with teaching creative writing, school visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals and reviewing children’s books for the Irish Independent. She is also the Family and Programmer for MoLI (Museum of
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About the Author
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Lucinda Jacob writes poetry and stories for children. Widely anthologised, her own books include Hopscotch in the Sky (Little Island, illus. Lauren O’Neill), Climate SOS! and Guzzler’s Party (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, illus. by Alan Nolan).
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About the Illustrator
Illustrator Image - Ashwin Chacko
Ashwin Chacko is an Indian author, illustrator and motivational speaker based in Ireland. He specialises in positively playful, visual storytelling to bring joy and encouragement. His mission is to champion creativity and empower people to find their inner spark through his art, books, talks and workshops. He has authored and illustrated several books including: Keep At It, Little Optimist
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Publication Date
October 2023