A substantial volume of favourite poems chosen by 101 of the most well-known contemporary children’s poets.
Each of the 101 poets will choose one of their own favourite poems and write a short piece explaining their choice. This volume will, therefore, contain a wide variety of rhyming, non-rhyming, humorous or serious poems, and introduce children to the poets in a very personal way.
The collection will include:
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Valerie Bloom, Pam Ayres, Roger McGough, Gareth Owen, Wes Magee, Colin West, Benjamin Zephaniah, Kit Wright, Vernon Scannell, Coral Rumble, Jack Ouseby, Malorie Blackman, Allan Ahlberg, John Agard, Charles Causley, Debjani Chatterjee, Sue Cowling, Paul Cookson, Richard Edwards, Max Fatchen, Michael Dugan, Carol Ann Duffy, Eric Finney, Jenny Joseph and many more!
Alongside well-known HarperCollins authors:
Jez Alborough, Wendy Cope, Colin McNaughton, Margaret Mahy, Ian Whybrow, Berlie Doherty, Tony Bradman, Julia Jarman, Michael Rosen and John Foster.
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A Century of Children’s Poems
It is a compelling mix of all genres and treatments, and readers are sure to be enriched whether they dip in and out of the book or progress through it in a structured way. Enticing and rewarding, this collection gives a real insight into the superb variety of poems on the 20th century. Bookseller
A thoroughly attractive and definitive collection of a century’s poetry for children. CarouselFrom the Back Cover:
'Set your sights and keep them fixed
Set your sights on high
Let no-one steal your dreams
Your only limit is the sky'
'Let No-One Steal Your Dreams' is Paul Cookson's favourite poem. Jez Alborough chooses his poem about an irrepressible cough, Stewart Henderson is on a flight from Ecuador to Mars, Valerie Bloom shivers from 'de cold' and Angela Topping follows a witch in the supermarket, buying toad ice cream.
A hundred and one poets have each chosen one of their own poems, and in this varied and very personal collection, they explain why the poems are important and special to them.
There are poems that will make you laugh out loud, poems which make you think and others that are highly charged and emotional. Each poet gives their reasons for choosing their favourites, and this fabulous collection offers a fascinating insight into the minds of some of our best contemporary poets, such as John Agard, Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, Gareth Owen, Michael Rosen and Kevin Crossley-Holland.
One hundred and one favourite poems. Which one will be yours?
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007139756