The Young Inferno
Written by John Agard
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Winner of The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's Poetry Award for 2009 and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.
Brilliantly original, John Agard’s poetic reworking of Dante’s Inferno for a young, modern audience is a thrilling journey of discovery. Told in thirteen Cantos which follow the hero in a hoodie, it takes readers into the Circles of Hell where, among others, they confront Frankenstein, the Furies and Crone. Each is a life changing experience. Satoshi Kitamura’s illustrations confirm the dark experiences of the young hero.
The Young Inferno by John Agard
John Agard blasts Dante's poem into the 21st century in a red-hot retelling, with a little help from Satoshi Kitamura and his wicked artwork.
! Even a Dante scholar in the audience seemed charmed by Agard's 'take
's poetry. If it makes one reader go to the original, all to the good; there's plenty to admire in its own right in 13 dramatic cantos for teenage readers. -- Morag Styles Books for Keeps'
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Interest Age: From 11
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
4th September 2008
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