Author(s): Ted Hughes
The third of four volumes of animal poems for children and adults which Ted Hughes has himself arranged in a sequence of increasing complexity. Each volume is available separately, for different age-groups, and they are also available as a boxed set.
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.