Dennis Lee





Dennis Lee


Born
in Toronto, Ontario
August 31, 1939

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Dennis Beynon Lee, OC, MA (born 31 August 1939) is a Canadian poet and thinker who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is also a children's writer.
After attending high school at the University of Toronto Schools, Lee received bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Toronto. He is best known for his children's writings; his most famous work is the rhymed Alligator Pie (1974). He also wrote the lyrics to the theme song of the 1980s television show Fraggle Rock and, with Philip Balsam, many of the other songs for that show. Balsam and Lee also wrote the songs for the television special The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. Lee is co-writer of the story for the film Labyrinth.

Average rating: 3.88 · 4,186 ratings · 377 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
Alligator Pie

4.12 avg rating — 1,104 ratings — published 1974 — 13 editions
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Garbage Delight

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4.51 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1977 — 10 editions
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Jelly Belly

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4.29 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Dinosaur Dinner

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3.91 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Lizzy's Lion

4.50 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions
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The Ice Cream Store: Poems

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The Cat and the Wizard

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Melvis And Elvis

4.06 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Civil Elegies, and Other Poems

3.79 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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Nicholas Knock And Other Pe...

4.20 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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“How empire permeates!”
Dennis Lee, Nightwatch

“It would be better maybe if we could stop loving the children
and their delicate brawls, pelting across the square in tandem, deking
from cover to cover in raucous celebration and they are never
winded, bemusing us with the rites of our own
gone childhood; if only they stopped
mattering, the children, it might be possible, now
while the square lies stunned by noon.”
Dennis Lee, Nightwatch

“And mostly I believe the artists further
the systematic murder of the real”
Dennis Lee, Nightwatch

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