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PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2nd July 2009
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Age 9+. Art lessons, drama, assembly, wet playtime and school dinners are just some of the many aspects of SCHOOL that are captured in these wonderfully wide ranging anthologies of contemporary poems. Both are a feast of entertainment that’s fun to dip into. Both titles, Excuses, Excuses and Schools Out will bring a real smile to the face of both parent and child.
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SynopsisExcuses, Excuses by John Foster
Teachers, classrooms, playgrounds, bullies, games, homework - you'll find poems about them all in here. You can read them anywhere you like, even in class, but don't get caught ... unless you've got a really good excuse! A welcome reissue of this best-loved collection of school poems.
Reviews[Praise for 'Excuses, Excuses']: 'It is witty, funny and streetwise...This book featues some fine writing, concealing powerful undercurrents beneath the charming rhymes. Lincolnshire Echo the ideal collection for pupil and teacher to read together. Times Educational Supplement Nostalgic memories flooded back as I read the book, which vividly, truthfully and with humour, will give children and adults a most enjoyable read. Spoken English Fun for reading aloud School Librarian Excuses, Excuses is the best of the school-life anthologies I have come across Times Educational Supplement This awesome book consists of 86 really cool poems. I liked them all. The Northern Advocate (New Zealand) ... should prove invaluable for the teacher searching for that school poem to fit the moment
Education quirky, easily accessible poems on a range of subjects. Bristol Observer [Praise for John Foster]: 'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist
Education John Foster has become a brand name Times Educational Supplement
About The Author
John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.
He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.
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