western plains of NSW, come the charming works of award-winning
poet Maggie May Gordon, in collaboration with regional artist Faye
Gardiner, in a classic collection of Australian poetry known as
"Country Rhymes ... for those who love the land".
In her delightful illustrations, Faye has captured the amazing colours
of the Outback ... allowing your mind to be consumed as you journey
through the captivating verse. Country Rhymes are
more than just poetry, but rather pieces of art that capture the
tranquility of the Australian countryside.
The Country Rhymes Gallery includes over 20 A4 poetic prints (ideal
for framing/laminating/school projects and special occasions). There's
also the "Memories to Share" card/envelope range. And
then there's the books!
A Land Called Country
... a 48 page book of verse. Each poem takes you on a journey which
explores the traditional way of life in the outback .. from the
excitement of "Show Fever!" to childhood memories of "Damper
& Tea"; from the majestic "Rivers: Land's Destiny"
to the plight of "The Grazier's Lament" ... not forgetting
such humorous poems as "The Cocky's Wife"!
Jack's Outback ... a 60-page anthology of short
stories set in a 'wide brown land" ... from "A Swag":
so unique to Australian culture, to "Tom, Dick & Harry":
who epitomise the bravado of
the Australian jackaroo.
Both books are bound & illustrated with colour plates and make
Country Rhymes for Country Kids ... and for kids who love the country!
... a delightful book of Australiana poems for the young.
In A Country Garden ... a book of charming flowery
verses and a must for garden enthusiasts.
Country Rhymes offers
an ideal gift for everyone ... from the farmer to the poetry lover;
even the grandchildren will love listening to the stories of the
Outback, told in the truly unique and magical way of Maggie May