A Shame to Miss Poetry
Written 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.
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
Interest Age: from 12
Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
23rd October 2012