One Hundred and One Favourite Poems by John Foster


One Hundred and One Favourite Poems by John Foster

A substantial volume of favourite poems chosen by 101 of the most well-known contemporary children's poets. Each of the 101 poets will choose one of their own favourite poems and write a short piece explaining their choice. This volume should contain a wide variety of rhyming, non-rhyming, humorous or serious poems, and introduce children to the poets in a very personal way. The collection includes: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Valerie Bloom, Pam Ayres, Roger McGough, Gareth Owen, Wes Magee, Colin West, Benjamin Zephaniah, Vernon Scannell, Coral Rumble, Jack Ouseby, Malorie Blackman, Allan Ahlberg, John Agard, Charles Causley, Debjani Chatterjee, Sue Cowling, Paul Cookson, Richard Edwards, Max Fatchen, Michael Dugan, Carol Ann Duffy, Eric Finney, Jenny Joseph and many more!


101 Favourite Poems 'John Foster is a master of anthologies for pre and early teenagers.' 'Best of all, it can fire young imaginations.

's Poems 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 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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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9 To 11


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Publication date

6th October 2003



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