The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle Ages by Bill RichardsonThe First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle Ages by Bill Richardson

The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle Ages

byBill RichardsonIllustratorRoxanna Bikadoroff

Hardcover | October 10, 2015

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Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a "fresh and frisky" poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years.

In their frank and witty delivery, Richardson's illustrated retirement rhymes for the hoary-headed do not just playfully reveal the inevitable weakening that afflicts the mind and body as the years wear on, they also cast light on the ageless, exuberant spirit that too often remains hidden inside. From retirement homes, cruises, and grandchildren to liver spots, memory problems, and geriatric sex, Richardson's candid reflections on the trials, tribulations, and humiliations of growing old are funny, sharp, and irreverent.

Illustrated by award-winning artist Roxanna Bikadoroff, The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps is an essential companion to the graces, and disgraces, of ageing.

Bill Richardson, winner of Canada's Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and former radio host, has written several highly acclaimed books for children. They include The Aunts Come Marching, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, winner of the Time to Read Award; the children's novel After Hamelin, winner of the Ontario Library Associati...
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Title:The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle AgesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 1.11 inShipping dimensions:7.25 × 4.5 × 1.11 inPublished:October 10, 2015Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487000545

ISBN - 13:9781487000547

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"These poems are brilliant. They gleam with Bill Richardson's wit and deep humanity. It's a collection of silly verse, profound insights, and deeply moving passages that will make you smile.  This book is not a confection, it is a feast!  Hilarious and shockingly human." - Louise Penny, author of The Long Way Home