Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – Tear Thief (Paperback)

Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – Tear Thief (Paperback)


Product Code: BF031

Age: 3y+

5 in stock



Barefoot Books – Tear Thief (Paperback)

Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children’s tears as they fall? Find out in this moving modern fairy tale about how we express our feelings. With lyrical text by Carol Ann Duffy, one of the most prominent poets writing today, and dreamlike illustrations by Society of Illustrators of New York medalist Nicoletta Ceccoli, THE TEAR THIEF makes a lovely bedtime read-aloud.


“Carol Ann Duffy has written a fairy story imbued with magic that is perfect to read aloud” – Guardian

“It’s a delightful idea, magically brought to life by Nicoletta Ceccoli’s luminous and sensual illustrations” – Child Education Plus

Paperback: 32 pages

ISBN: 9781846863943

Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 26 cm

Written by: Carol Ann Duffy

Illustrated by: Nicoletta Ceccoli

About the Author:

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture. In 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate.