Collected Poems For Children by Ted Hughes

Collected Poems For Children

Written by Ted Hughes

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Age 5+. An essential poetry collection for children of all ages that brings together the poems that Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. The text is complemented by some completely stunning illustrations by Raymond Briggs. Divided according to age it’s a book to dip into at bedtime or at any time of the day when you and your child want to be transported into another world. Completely captivating, it’s a tone that will bring pleasure to children or parents time and time again.


Collected Poems For Children by Ted Hughes

Bringing together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children, this collection is arranged by volume, beginning with those for reading aloud to the very young, progressing to the poems in "Under the North Star" and "What is the Truth?" and ending with "Season Songs", which Hughes remarked was written 'within hearing' of children.


‘A sensitive arrangement that makes them accessible to children of all ages whilst demonstration their full range and complexity. Illustrations from the award winning Raymond Briggs lift the words off the page.’ Good Book Guide

‘Buy this for the evocative poems of a former poet laureate Hughes, and the 200 original illustrations by Raymond Briggs.’ That’s Life

About the Author

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school.

In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios.

In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.

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272 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9


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Faber And Faber

Publication date

6th March 2008




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