Please Mrs. Butler Verses by Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare
  

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A collection of poems about school, which are full of typical classroom events such as the candid revelations in a pupil's newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams and forming gangs.

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Please Mrs. Butler Verses by Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare

This witty collection of poems about school is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone: the candid revelations in a pupil's newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams and forming gangs. Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses. Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.

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Hilarious and poignant verses about primary school life. A real winner Guardian Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight Sunday Times The most important 20th-century children's poetry book Books for Keeps poll

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife, Janet, created award winning books such as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare
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Publisher

Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2003

ISBN

9780140314946

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