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The World's Greatest Space Cadet

Written by James Carter

Illustrated by Ed Boxall

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LoveReading View on The World's Greatest Space Cadet

Yes, there’s a poem to a space cadet in this typically lively, inviting and memorable new collection from James Carter; but it’s an ode not to an astronaut but to a dreamer, someone whose head is firmly in a cloud. This whole collection is full of surprises, unexpected heroes and the joy of dreaming.  In a poem called ‘Hey,Poem!’ Carter exhorts it: ‘poem, work your magic, do – but most of all say something NEW …’.  His poems will work their magic on all readers, and each one finds something new to say, and the perfect way to say it. A treat from first page to last. ~ Andrea Reece


The World's Greatest Space Cadet Synopsis

A dreamer? Me? Err, You bet, The world's greatest space cadet! Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat - and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe...

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ISBN: 9781472929464
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472929464
Publication date: 12th January 2017
Author: James Carter
Illustrator: Ed Boxall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Poetry, Poetry
Recommendations: eBooks

About James Carter

James Carter is an award-winning children's poet. He travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain), with his guitar (that's Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops.  James once had hair, extremely long hair (honestly), and he played in a really nasty ultra-loud heavy rock band. And, as a lifelong space cadet, James has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts.  What's more, he believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory in all schools.  His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker ...

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