The World at Our Feet  by Paul Cookson

The World at Our Feet

Written by Paul Cookson

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A terrific little book that’s full of poems about football. Many kids think poems are not for them, but perhaps with football fever in the air, as it is at the moment you can persuade them otherwise. This collection is full of humour and magic and includes poems about watching the matches, cheering on your heroes, reliving your favourite bits, the joy of winning, the heartbreak of losing and much, much more. The author is the poet in Residence at The National Football Museum and you could even become a fan by joining him on his Facebook page: Paul Cookson Poetry Fans (click here).
Here’s one of our favourite poems from the collection but to read plenty of others, why not open the extract:

I patrol my goal from side to side
Like some demented spider
I leap to keep my net secure
But the goal keeps growing wider

Click here to link back to a page featuring all of our World Cup selections.


The World at Our Feet by Paul Cookson

This is a crowd-pleasing collection of brand-new football poems written especially for The World Cup 2010. It is perfect for football fanatics all over the world.

About the Author

Paul Cookson

Paul has been a poet for over twenty-five years, has written and edited over sixty collections, sold over a million books and visited thousands of schools, libraries and festivals all over the world. He is the Poet in Residence for the National Football Museum in Manchester, and his work has appeared in over 200 anthologies, on school posters, art installations, beer mats and even burger napkins.

He lives in Retford with his wife, two children, a dog, a room full of books and music, and too many ukuleles.

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96 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

7th May 2010




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