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Alligator Pie

Dennis Lee's classic collection of children's poetry was illustrated by Sandy Nichols.

Dennis Lee, illustrated by Sandy Nichols

"You can almost hear the skipping rope slapping the sidewalk," wrote Margaret Laurence of Dennis Lee's timeless poetry collection Alligator Pie. One of the first illustrated books published about Canadian children and featuring Canadian place names, Alligator Pie established Dennis Lee's reputation as "Canada's Father Goose" and has sold more than half a million copies since its publication in 1974. This classic edition, featuring Frank Newfeld's instantly recognizable original illustrations and book design, includes childhood favourites such as Willoughby Wallaby WooWiggle to the Laundromat and Skyscraper. (From HarperCollins)

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Author interviews

Poet Dennis Lee interviewed about "Heart Residence," which brings together 50 years of his work, on location at the Writers at Woody Point Festival, in Newfoundland. 12:35
Beloved children's poet Dennis Lee reads <em>90 Minutes Live</em> a few bedtime poems. I Eat Kids Yum Yum, Being Five, and The Bratty Brother from Garbage Delight. Written by Dennis Lee. Illustrated by Frank Newfeld. Toronto: Macmillan, 1977. Kahshe or Chicoutimi, and Someday I'll Go to Winnipeg from Alligator Pie. Written by Dennis Lee. Illustrated by Frank Newfeld. Toronto: Macmillan, 1974. 9:58

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