Walter de la Mare
(1873 - 1956)
Walter John de la Mare, OM, CH (April 25, 1873 – June 22, 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem The Listeners. He also wrote some subtle psychological horror stories, among them Seaton’s Aunt and Out of the Deep. His 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children’s books.
Bells and Grass (1942)
A collection of poems for children.
Come Hither Volume I and II (1973)
A very large collection of poetry, here printed in two paperback volumes. The covers are illustrated by Erik Blegvad, as is the slipcase for the two volumes.
Read Volume I online at archive.org.
Read Volume II online at archive.org.
Crossings: A Fairy Play (1923)
A rather difficult play for children. Read online at archive.org.
A book of fairy poems. Read online at archive.org.
A collection of original fairy stories.
Five poems with illustrations.
Mr. Bumps and His Monkey (1942)
First mate Bumps brings a remarkable monkey named Jasper home to England.
Peacock Pie a Book of Rhymes (1946)
A collection of poems.
Read online at archive.org.
Peacock Pie a Book of Rhymes (1953)
A collection of poems. This is a larger format than the 1946 printing.
Peacock Pie a Book of Rhymes (1969)
This is a revised and enlarged edition of a very popular collection of poems first published in 1913.
Five drawings by Ardizzone are included in this popular Annual miscellany featuring British authors and illustrators.
Songs of Childhood (1902)
Spooks, Spooks, Spooks (1966)
A collection of ghost stories including Demon at Green Knowe.
Stories from the Bible (1961)
Bible stories re-written for children from the garden of Eden to the promised land.
The Story of Joseph (1958)
Joseph is sold into Egypt as a slave but rises to become the Pharaoh’s vizier.
The Story of Moses (1959)
The story of the Hebrew baby who goes from bullrushes to prince of Egypt, to fugitive murderer to chosen leader of the Jewish people in their exodus from Egypt.
The Story of Samuel and Saul (1960)
The story of the prophet and the first King of Israel.
An anthology of poems
The Three Mulla-Mulgars (1919)
Thumb, Thimble and Nod set out to find their royal father and the earthly paradise of Tishnar. Read online at archive.org.
Wonderful Things Happen (1958)
An anthology of adventure stories and poems for younger children.