Robert Priest

The Secret Invasion of Bananas



Robert Priest’s poems for children are funny, clever and hip! Kids adore them, repeat them and even improvize upon them. Now Ekstasis Editions presents the best of Robert Priest’s two previous collections of children’s poetry, A Terrible Case of the Stars and The Ruby Hat, along with outstanding new poems. Families, libraries and classrooms will appreciate having the best of Robert Priest’s children’s poetry in a single volume with delightful pen and ink illustrations by artist Tineke Visser (Colours Everywhere You Go, Ekstasis 2000). With space poems, robot poems, nonsense and fantasies Robert Priest makes literacy and learning fun for all ages! The Secret Invasion of Bananas is undoubtedly destined to become a classic of contemporary Canadian poetry for children.

Robert Priest is known as a poet for both adults and children and has been published widely and internationally. He is also a performing musician, a songwriter and playwright (creator of the well-loved children’s play Knights of the Endless Day) and leads literacy workshops in schools. He has released numerous recordings for children with the musical group The Teds and a spoken word CD. Robert Priest lives in Toronto, Ontario.

ISBN 1-896860-97-4
144 Pages
6 x 9
Now available