Growing Up

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About the author:
Dr Audrey Coatesworth is a wife, mother and grandmother and a retired English Consultant Psychiatrist. She qualified as a doctor in 1962 from Edinburgh University Medical School.

She now writes poetry for children, to encourage the development of values which she considers to be essential for a fulfilling and happy life, such as kindness, sharing, caring, endeavour, and courage.

These values, she believes, should be taught by example from the parents/carers and thus be learned as the core values which guide the decisions made in later life.

Growing Up

Authored by Dr Audrey Coatesworth

This book contains 78 poems, written for children aged between 7-13 years. They cover many aspects of life. The 26 delightful llustrations and the cover picture are by Yorkshire artist, David S Earnshaw, the elder brother of Dr Audrey Coatesworth.

The author, Dr Coatesworth, is a retired psychiatrist, mother and grandmother.

Some of the verses tell meaningful stories, all have a message, many contain humour whilst others show how wisdom, pleasure and growth can spring from the simplest and most natural things within a busy and materialistic world.

Dr Coatesworth knows that growing up is rarely plain sailing, even in a loving and caring family environment, and her writing doesn't shy away from uncomfortable truths.

She writes from her concern for children, but these poems do not patronise children and the effect is never threatening or negative; any learning the reader may do takes place in a safe and manageable context.

The collection is written from experience and knowledge to encourage values such as kindness. courage and endurance.

Publication Date:
1475059914 / 9781475059915
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General

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