Created: 14th August, 2015

Red Cherry Red

Author: Jackie Kay
Illustrator: Rob Ryan
Publisher: Bloomsbury

A new edition of this attractive square red and white book which was a winner of the CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award). Several are about individuals – ‘Mrs Dungeon Brae’, ‘Aunt Peggy’, ‘The Knitter’, ‘Woman Gutting Herring’, while others evoke the sea, rivers and forests of Scotland. Experiences of youth and growing older are also significant themes.