Poems to Perform A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate by Julia Donaldson

Poems to Perform A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Clare Melinsky


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A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices!


Poems to Perform A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate by Julia Donaldson

In Poems to Perform, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and her notes and ideas on performing them are included in a special section at the end of the book. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts by Clare Melinsky, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry.


This is a book for teachers, parents, children; anyone who loves poetry - and anyone you want to encourage to love poetry. parentsintouch.co.uk A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices. Families First NI

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

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160 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

30th January 2014




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