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Susan Musgrave

Autor/a de Cargo of Orchids

46+ obres 366 Membres 5 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Susan Musgrave was born March 12, 1951 in Santa Cruz, California. Musgrave left school at age 14 and published her first poems at age 16. Musgrave has won several awards for her poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children's books. She won a National Magazine Award, R.P. Adams Memorial Prize for Short mostra'n més Fiction, the bp nichol Chapbook Award, and the People's Choice Poetry Award. Her poem, Ice-Age Lingerie, received first prize in the Panty Lines Poetry Contest. In 1996 she received the Tilden (CBC/Saturday Night) Canadian Literary Award for Poetry and the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Editor's Award. She has been short-listed four times for the Governor General's Award. She currently resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Susan Musgrave

Cargo of Orchids (2000) 47 exemplars
More Blueberries! (2015) 31 exemplars
The Charcoal Burners (1980) 15 exemplars
Origami Dove (2011) 14 exemplars
Impstone (1976) 12 exemplars
Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug (2012) 12 exemplars
Great Musgrave (1989) 10 exemplars
Forcing the Narcissus: Poems (1994) 10 exemplars
The dancing chicken: A novel (1987) 9 exemplars
Exculpatory Lilies: Poems (2022) 8 exemplars
Cocktails at the Mausoleum (1985) 8 exemplars
Tarts and Muggers (1982) 6 exemplars
My Love is For You (2019) 6 exemplars
Love You More (2014) 5 exemplars
Embalmer's Art (1991) 5 exemplars
Given (2012) 5 exemplars
Songs of the sea-witch (1970) 4 exemplars
A man to marry, a man to bury (1979) 3 exemplars
Hag Head (1989) 2 exemplars
In the Small Hours of the Rain (1990) 2 exemplars
Kestrel & Leonardo 1 exemplars
Becky Swan's book (1978) 1 exemplars
The Embalmer's Art 1 exemplars
Kiskatinaw songs (1977) 1 exemplars
My love is for you 1 exemplars

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Was surprised that this book actually talks about the months of the years, each poetic line describing an aspect of that month, and how much more the speaker loves the child.

The illustrations and sentimentality reminded me of Munsch's "Love You Forever" and I still think I'd lean that book of the two, but this is still a book with lovely illustrations and would make a good gift for a child or mother-to-be.
WeeTurtle | Apr 6, 2019 |
This book had beautiful illustrations and a lovely sentiment about how much we love our children/grandchildren. The book compares a parent's love to the wind and to the tastes of various things using the description of strength and sweetness and to how much animals love their babies. The writing is poetic but there are times that it is stilted. The repetition of the wording make it so that the youngest child can soon join in. As a board book this would be a great book for your youngest readers and one they can use to bond with their parents, and grandparents. I read this book to my granddaughter and she loved the pictures, but did not understand the sentiment. It is a board book, but it is really better suited to 4 and 5 year olds. I recommend this to families for their home library or to give as a gift at baby showers or when a new baby is born. The publisher, Orca Book Publishers, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.… (més)
Carlathelibrarian | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 5, 2019 |
This was a lovely poem that uses metaphor to explain the love one has for another. It’s a lovely poem, I just wished it rhymed. It’s a small thing, but it’s what kept it from a five for this reviewer.
LibrarianRyan | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 24, 2018 |
I read this because it was shortlisted for a Governor General's award. Now I wish I hadn't bothered.

Musgrave's Dove had nothing at all that I could connect to or recognize from my own experience, and the joy of reading poetry comes from a some sense of recognition or illumination. End result: reading this made me feel like I was slogging through treacle.
Gail.C.Bull | Apr 13, 2013 |


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