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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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!

The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse

The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse is the definitive collection of modern children's poetry of our time. Enchanting, funny, exciting and poignant, there is every kind of poem for every kind mood. Discover the very best of children's poetry from the greats of the poetry world including, Allan Ahlberg, W. H. Auden, Charles Causley, Roald Dahl, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Ted Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Philip Larkin, Laurie Lee, Roger McGough, Spike Milligan, A. A. Milne, Wilfred Owen, Brian Patten, Sylvia Plath, Michael Rosen, Ian Serrallier, W.B. Yeats, Benjamin Zephaniah and many, many more!

Juggling with Gerbils

Juggling with Gerbils

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2000

A great new collection of poetry, wide-ranging in both form and subject matter. Full of Brian Patten's wonderful wit and moments of beauty as in GERANIUMS IN THE SNOW: Like children snuggling down under a white duvet Slowly the red geraniums Vanish under the snow. Brilliantly complemented by Chris Riddell's illustrations.

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