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Talking Turkeys

Written by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.  A thought provoking and wide reaching collection of poetry for children that explodes from the page begging to be read aloud.

 

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Talking Turkeys Synopsis

Wanna be in our gang? We cause Peace, Fighters fear us, On de streets. This is the very first ground-breaking children's poetry collection from street poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Playful, clever and provocative, this is performance poetry on the page at its very best.

Talking Turkeys Press Reviews

Zephaniah is the reigning king of children's poetry... He has an unselfconscious relish for language and word-play that never strays into the patronising dee-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum territory of so much of children's poetry: his are poems that bounce up from the page and demand to be read, rapped, sung and hip-hopped aloud. Independent on Sunday

This is poetry with attitude. The Times 

A delight to read aloud. Brian Patten

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ISBN: 9780140363302
Publication date: 03/08/1995
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140363302
Publication date: 3rd August 1995
Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published his first poetry collection, Pen Rhythm, in 1980. Benjamin Zephaniah is an internationally renowned performance poet and acclaimed author of bestselling YA novels: FACE, GANGSTA RAP, TEACHER’S DEAD, REFUGEE BOY and TERROR KID. He has been Writer in Residence at the Africa Arts Collective in Liverpool and Creative Artist in Residence at Cambridge University, and was a candidate for the post of Professor of Poetry at ...

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