Summer Evening

Summer Evening | Avery and Augustine
Summer Evening | Avery and Augustine
Four Seasons of Walter de la Mare | Avery and Augustine

Southern California tends to have a long protracted summer and we’ve got quite a few warm evenings left, but we’re enjoying the last few unhurried days before the fall rhythms of bleary-eyed early mornings and long school days speed up life once more.

We’re great fans of Walter de la Mare’s poetry.  In Summer Evening, we join a farmer and his family as they have dinner outside on a golden evening with Carolina Rabei’s orange and yellow landscapes exuding beautiful warmth, conviviality and living in the moment.

Summer Evening was written by Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Carolina Rabei and published by Faber & Faber Children’s.

Summer Evening is the fourth title in this quartet of seasonal books celebrating Walter de la Mare’s poetry.  The others are Snow, Silver and The Ride-by-Nights.  I’d love to hear everyone’s favorite poet or book of poetry (old or new).