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Brian Patten - Author

About the Author

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.

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Other books by Brian Patten

Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale

Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp ... Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance - but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait.A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Book Of Upside Down Thinking a magical & unexpected collection by poet Brian Patten

The Book Of Upside Down Thinking a magical & unexpected collection by poet Brian Patten

Author: Brian Patten Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2018

The Book Of Upside Down Thinking, by the famed Liverpool poet Brian Patten, is a magical collection of verse written in Morocco and inspired by traditional folk-tales and stories from the Near and Middle East, many dating back as far as the eleventh century. This beautifully designed collection features colourful hand-drawn tile illustrations alongside Brian's original poems, which show the world from a different, and unexpected, perspective. The Book Of Upside Down Thinking is published fifty years after the anniversary of the publication in 1967 of `The Mersey Sound', the ground-breaking poetry collection co-written with fellow-Liverpudlians, Roger McGough and the late Adrian Henri. Witty, contemporary and written in accessible language, the collection transformed the landscape of British poetry. With many award-winning poetry and children's books published since, Brian is set to turn our thinking on its head once more in The Book of Upside Down Thinking.

The Most Impossible Parents

The Most Impossible Parents

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2017

Ben and Mary have got an embarrassing problem, their parents - they're impossible! Ben and Mary's parents are a total embarrassment, whether they're at school for parents' day or at home wanting to become green. And now Mr Norm has entered a poetry competition and claims he's won - surely that's impossible!

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten, one of our best-loved poets. Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing jelly pot!

Can I Come Too?

Can I Come Too?

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

A very small mouse decided it wanted to have a very big adventure. I'll go and find the biggest creature in the world, it thought. Along the way it meets many different animals and when at last they find the biggest creature, the little mouse feels a great sense of achievement. 'Sheer delight' Amanda Craig, The Times 'A truly lovely book!' The Independent on Sunday

The Big Snuggle-up

The Big Snuggle-up

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

It all started with a scarecrow coming into the house out of the snow, bringing with him the mouse that lived up his sleeve. But it wasn't only these two who were looking for a warm place to snuggle up!

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