Brian Patten is one of Britain's best loved poets and storytellers, and this book is the first to be illustrated by Mary Moore, daughter of the famous sculptor Henry Moore.
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Brian Patten was born in 1946 in Liverpool, and grew up in the docklands. He left school at fifteen, becoming a junior reporter on The Bootle Times, with responsibility for writing the popular music column. He is one of the most accessible and popular poets working today. He made his name in the 1960s in the Liverpool trio with Adrian Henri & Roger McGough. Their main aim was to make poetry immediate and accessible for their audience, and their joint anthology, The Mersey Sound (1967), has been credited as the most significant anthology of the twentieth century for its success in bringing poetry to new audiences. Brian Patten's individual strength is his ability to write and perform a powerful mix of serious and humorous work. His poems have been translated into many languages. Patten is also well-known for his bestselling poetry collections for children, most famously Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems (1985) and Juggling with Gerbils (2000). His collection for children, The Blue and Green Ark: An Alphabet for Planet Earth (1999), won a Cholmondeley Award in 2002. He has also written a novel for children, Mr. Moon's Last Case (1975), which won an award from the Mystery Writers of America Guild. He lives between London and Devon and has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Litrature and of both Liverpool University and John Moores University.
Mary Moore is an illustrator of children's books. She is an artist and fashion designer, owns a vintage dress shop, and has designed shirts for such artists as Eric Clapton and the band The Animals. She helped establish the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977, sponsor of an exhibition at Tate Britain.
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Book Description Picture Puffins, 1977. Paperback, Good, stapled, contents clean and tight, lovely colour illusts by Mary Moore, pp46. "The story of a little mouse who heard a beautiful, loud and terrible roaring in his ears and who decided to go out and explore the world to find out what the roaring could be.". Bookseller Inventory # 11270
Book Description Middlesex, UK: Picture Puffin / Penguin, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. NF/na. Light edge wear and light rubbing. First UK Edition thus. Pictorial Wraps. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Patten. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 023694
Book Description Picture Puffins, 1977. Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. Mary Moore (illustrator). Spine a little faded with faint creases, tightly bound and complete Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010719
Book Description Puffin, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition paperback - some creasing and wrinkling to covers and tanning to pages - good reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1211CF09
Book Description Puffin Books, Harmondsworth, 1977. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mary Moore (illustrator). Picture Puffin paperback. 1977 1st. Little used copy in very good condition for age. No inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 000954