Robert Priest

Listen to the song version by the Boinks from the Summerlong Album

The Secret Invasion of Bananas READ REVIEWS

2001 (Cherubim)

The Secret Invasion of Bananas presents the best of Robert Priest's previous collections (A Terrible Case of the Stars and The Ruby Hat) as well as engaging new poems from the imagination of this talented Canadian writer. With delightful pen and ink illustrations by Tineke Visser, the volume offers kid-tested poems that make learning and literacy fun! This outstanding collection is certain to become a classic of Canadian children's literature and a family favourite for years to come.

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"This (The Secret Invasion of Bananas) is a big book! It's laugh-out-loud but it's also a very thoughtful book. These are the sorts of poems that you can read out loud. It's a great book for sharing and I think that children as they're reading through it will find the poems that they want to share and they want to read out to the rest of the family. There is word magic. It's wonderful."

- Ken Setterington, CBC Summer Book Panel

"Priest's world is colourful and peaceful, a place for kids (and everyone else) to learn and grow."

- Now Magazine

"Rich and original."

- Canadian Children's Literature

"Priest is a poet of undeniable talent."

- Quill & Quire

The Wolf Is Back (2017)
An Illustrated Poetry Book

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

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