A Shame to Miss Poetry by Anne Fine
  

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Age 14+. Former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine’s own passion for poetry spills out of this collection and its pair. Choosing a dazzling selection of poems from across the centuries – some very well-known and others less so - Anne Fine has gifted readers ready access to the treasure trove of poems that she loves herself. In her added notes to some of the poems, she offers useful background information and a glossary of the less familiar words. Both volumes are an ideal and handy way into poetry for all.

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A Shame to Miss Poetry by Anne Fine

Age 14+. Selected personally by multi-award-winning author and 2001-3 Children's Laureate, Anne Fine, this is a super collection of poetry that shouldn't be missed by any teen. Kingsley Amis, John Betjeman, Robet Browning, Leonard Clark, Adele Geras, Seamus Heaney, A E Housman, Philip Larkin, Pablo Neruda, Brian Patten and Derek Walcott are amongst the poets featured and there are over 100 poems in total.

Reviews

Three truly inspiring volumes of poetry.

These little collections not only abound with wonders but are inviting and interactive.Parents and teachers should pounce on them.

These three collections represent a stupendous act of rummaging.Her choices are quirky and rather canny Daily Telegraph For younger readers there's an excellent trio of anthologies

About the Author

Anne Fine

Anne Fine was our Guest Editor in July 2011. Click here to see the books she selected.

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.

Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire became the major feature film 'Mrs Doubtfire' starring Robin Williams. Anne was named Children's Laureate in 2002 and made an OBE for services to children's literature in 2003.

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Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: from 12

Author

Anne Fine
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Author's Website

www.annefine.co.uk/

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

23rd October 2012

ISBN

9780552567008


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