Written by Allan Ahlberg
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Friendly Matches by Allan Ahlberg
Friendly Matches is poetry for children at its best, combining wit and wisdom with occasionally heartbreaking humour tinged with sadness. And the real joy of this fine collection by Allan Ahlberg is that boys will simply love it (no matter if they are 7 or 67).
This neat little book is packed with 29 poems about the ups and downs of football, following the boys who want to play for England, to the kids who don't get picked for the teams in the playground, through to school football matches and games in the park: dreamers galore, waiting to score that all important goal for England.
's even a poem for Dad - '1966, or Were You There, Daddy?' - which is sure to have 50-somethings getting a little misty-eyed! Ahlberg has used a variety of verse forms, such as sonnets, rhyming couplets and narrative poems which, coupled with his chatty style and use of the modern idiom, will hopefully encourage youngsters to develop an appreciation of poetry. The book is enhanced by Fritz Wegner's humorous, cartoon-style illustrations. Ages 5-13 (Kirkus UK)'
About the Author
Paperback (b Format)
Interest Age: From 7
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Penguin Books Ltd
1st August 2002
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