The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
  

The Rainmaker Danced

Written by John Agard
Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

7+ readers   9+ readers   Poetry    

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Shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018

John Agard’s poems display an intense integrity, never talking down to children, encouraging them to question, while being playful in tone, witty or satirical. They focus on social observations, play with ideas from mythology and traditional tales, consider new developments in technology and reflect on nature and humanity and their interaction. The bold black and white illustrations complement and counterpoint the ideas in the poems.

Synopsis

The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

A wonderful new anthology of poems by winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, 2016.

Do trianglesever get into a tangle when their sides meet their angles?A wonderful new children's poetry collection, from a celebrated, award-winning poet.From nature and science to identity, prepare to be transported on a journey through past and present. This collection from John Agard, winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, explores the wonders of the world - inviting your child to ponder life's questions with lots of fun along the way!

About the Author

John Agard

John Agard is a playwright, poet and children's writer from Guyana, who moved to the United Kingdom in 1977. He worked for the Commonwealth Institute from 1978 to 1985, travelling throughout the United Kingdom as a touring reader promoting the Caribbean culture to over 2000 schools. He currently resides in Lewes, near Brighton with his partner, the poet Grace Nichols. He became the first Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre in London and became Poet in Residence at the BBC in London as well. He has won a total of five awards for his works, including the Paul Hamlyn Award for Poetry in 1997 and the Cholmondeley Award in 2004. John was Poet-in-Residence at the National Maritime Museum from August to November 2008.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

John Agard
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

21st September 2017

ISBN

9781444932607

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