A Century of Children's Poems by John Foster


A Century of Children's Poems by John Foster

100 poems by 100 of the major children's poets of the twentieth century compiled by John Foster, an established and well-known anthologist and poet in his own right. This collection provides a substantial volume of poems by the most significant children's poets of the twentieth century and is sure to establish itself as a standard collection that will sell steadily for many years. The book contains poems by women poets, black writers and many representatives from countries other than Britain where the book will sell. There is an index of themes as well as indexes of authors, titles and first lines, so that teachers will find it tremendously useful and easy to use as reference. There is also a biographical section at the end of the book, giving brief biographies of the poets. The line illustrations throughout the book add quality and depth to the poems and are by distinguished children's illustrators.


It is a compelling mix of all genres and treatments, and readers are sure to be enriched whether they dip in and out of the book or progress through it in a structured way. Enticing and rewarding, this collection gives a real insight into the superb variety of poems on the 20th century. Bookseller This book is set to become a classic, the sort of book you and your children will enjoy reading for years to come. The book has a handy index of themes as well as indexes of authors, titles and first lines, making it an easy to use reference book. The line drawings add a nice touch and the whole book has a real depth and quality to it, that makes it appealing to children of all ages. Evening Express A thoroughly attractive and definitive collection of a century's poetry for children. Carousel

About the Author

John Foster

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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160 pages
Interest Age: From 9 To 11


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Publication date

7th October 2002



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