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What is Poetry?

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Jill Calder

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A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country's leading children's poets.

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What is Poetry? Synopsis

Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real writer's guide to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them.

Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jill Calder, this is the only guide to poetry children and teachers will ever need.

Supports National Curriculum English at KS2 and KS3.

What is Poetry? Press Reviews

Rosen shares his knowledge and experience of reading and writing poetry in an invaluable handbook, aimed at children and teachers alike. The Bookseller


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ISBN: 9781844287635
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844287635
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Jill Calder
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Poetry, Poetry

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I've ...

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