Heartfelt poems and engaging stories for and about children by one of the greatest writers of Indian literature.
"The Crescent Moon" is a wonderful collection of lyrical poetry and poetry in prose. Originally written in Bengali in 1913, the poet himself translated the book into English. Most of the poems in "The Crescent Moon" focus on the love in a mother-child relationship and its development over the years as the child grows up, with a lot of nature imagery sprinkled in the verses. There are a lot of beautiful visual references to his homeland, India.
'Rabindranath Tagore' (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet and writer, as well as a musician. He wrote over 2,000 songs, numerous short stories, novels, plays, essays, poetry and dance dramas. Among his songs are the national anthems of two countries-India and Bangladesh. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.
Brid and Neil from Tertulia Bookshop, The Quay, will host magical readings from this beautiful book and release them here on our Westival website on Sunday 25th October at 3pm.
Come and settle in with the family gathered around for some wondrous stories that make the world go round!