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A Gift: from Artists, Poets & Photographers (under 13)


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Have we forgotten what the world looks like to a child?


A Gift reminds us of all the things that we have missed, mislaid and forgotten. Bringing together words, images and photographs by children from around the world, from the ages of five to thirteen, the book is an invitation to wonder, creativity and play.


We encounter flying dinosaurs, a conference of animals, portraits of the Queen,as well as street photography, moments of intimacy and quiet joy. The book includes paintings from the Cyrene Mission in South Africa, the revolutionary Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York that collected art from children during the 1930s, and poems from Poetry Box in New Zealand.

The works are often extremely beautiful, sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking – you have in your hands a book like no other.


Julian Rothenstein (edited)




21 x 13.6 cm



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Our standard delivery charges and estimated timescales are as follows. Selected product exceptions apply; see product details. International deliveries may also be subject to customs fees or taxes upon arrival, which are your responsibility.

Standard delivery per order
£5 – or FREE for orders over £60
3-6 working days
6-10 working days
Rest of World
10-14 working days

Custom prints


Each print is made to order and dispatched separately to other V&A Shop products, for UK delivery only. The charges and estimated timescales below are in addition to our standard delivery charge when bought together with a V&A Shop product. However, delivery is free for all orders over £60.

Custom print delivery (UK only)
£9 per order – or FREE for orders over £60
6-10 working days
£15 per print – or FREE for orders over £60
6-10 working days



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