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Averse to Beasts

Averse to Beasts

Twenty-Three Reasonless Rhymes
A collection of poems by

Publisher's Weekly
Bantock's (Griffin & Sabine) light verse is enhanced by his color illustrations in this small, fetching book. As an example, look at his painting of a befanged, richly chestnut-colored dog, muzzle soft and thick with wrinkles; the accompanying poem is ''Dog Tired,'' seven lines of sly complaint from a narrator who's being bitten by the dog in question. ''The Warrior's Way,'' about a ''highly toxic Warrior fly'' and the fly's offing by a human with a swatter, accompanies the image of a purple-and-black-striped creature who has been split in half and surrounded by minuscule blood spatters. The color's rewarding; so is Bantock's graphic precision in words and pictures. One of the most deft poems is ''Unthinking Drinking,'' about a small fish aswim in a glass of whiskey who survives a 40-day drunk only to burst from the glass and perish.

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Hardback Editions

September 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: Averse to Beasts (Book & Cassette)
Author(s): Nick Bantock
ISBN: 0-8118-0700-2 / 978-0-8118-0700-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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January 1994 : Canada Hardback
Title: Averse to Beasts (Book & Cassette)
Author(s): Nick Bantock
ISBN: 1-895714-48-6 / 978-1-895714-48-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Raincoast Books
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Robin Hood/Solomon Grundy/There Was an Old Lady boxed set
Author(s): Nick Bantock
ISBN: 0-670-77264-X / 978-0-670-77264-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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