Faber & Faber

Summer Evening (Faber & Faber – Paperback)

Faber & Faber

Summer Evening (Faber & Faber – Paperback)


Product Code: FF072

Age: 3y+

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Summer Evening (Faber & Faber – Paperback)

The third book in the Walter De La Mare seasonal picture book quartet.  Carolina Rabei’s stunning illustrations beautifully illuminate Walter de la Mare’s glorious celebration of a balmy summer’s evening.

The sandy cat by the Farmer’s chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.


  • ‘A beautiful, calming read with charming illustrations by Carolina Rabei – the perfect bed time story.’ ―Telegraph on Snow
  • ‘An easy intro to poetry.’ ― Today’s Parent
  • ‘The tranquil pages carry a sense of timelessness.’ ― Publishers Weekly

Paperback: 32 pages

ISBN: 9780571314676

Dimensions: 24.38 x 0.51 x 24.64 cm

Written by: Walter de la Mare

Illustrated by: Carolina Rabei

About the author: 

Walter de la Mare was born in Charlton, Kent. From 1890 to 1908, he worked in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. For the rest of his long life, he was a full-time writer. De la Mare’s first collection of poetry, Songs of Childhood, was published under pseudonym in 1902. With the publication of The Listeners (1912) and the classic volume of children’s poetry Peacock Pie (1913), he established himself as one of the leading poets of the time. In addition to publishing more than a thousand poems, culminating with The Traveller (1945) and Winged Chariot (1951), considered by many – among them T. S. Eliot, his editor at Faber – to be his finest poems, de la Mare published novels, including Memoirs of a Midget (1921), short stories, drama, stories for children and literary criticism. He also edited celebrated anthologies, including Come Hither (1923) and Behold This Dreamer (1939). Walter de la Mare received the Order of Merit in 1953.

About the illustrator:

Carolina’s stunning debut picture book illustrating Walter de la Mare’a poem, Snow (Faber), was published to critical acclaim, nominated for the esteemed Kate Greenaway Medal, and featured on The Independent‘s list of ’11 Best Books for 4 to 7-Year-Olds’. Carolina went on to illustrate more of de la Mare’s work for Faber: The Ride-by-NightsSummer Evening and Silver.