The Same Inside by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, Matt Goodfellow

The Same Inside

Written by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, Matt Goodfellow

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This collection features poems by three of our best-known and best-loved children’s poets, Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens. Between them, using a range of poetic styles and voices, they cover lots of topics – friendship and togetherness, difference, tolerance, bullying. Some of the poems make their point through humour while others, particularly those about the refugee experience, are necessarily bleaker; some even contain direct advice about where to go or who to turn to in specific situations. All do what poetry does best, that is they will make readers think, engage and look at things, even situations or feelings that may be really familiar, with new eyes. An excellent collection that will be read and read again. ~ Andrea Reece


The Same Inside by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, Matt Goodfellow

The Same Inside is a sweet and thoughtful collection of poems about friendship, empathy and respect by three of the nation's best-loved poets, Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens.

These fifty poems deal sensitively with feelings, empathy, respect, courtesy, bullying, disability and responsibility. They are the perfect springboard to start conversations.


A vibrant and sensitive collection of poetry celebrating individuality and highlighting our `sameness' * The Guardian *

About the Author

Liz Brownlee has poems on all subjects in over seventy anthologies, including Reaching the Stars - Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan. Matt Goodfellow is a poet and primary school teacher from Manchester. He has had poems published in magazines and anthologies worldwide and released his acclaimed debut collection, Carry Me Away. Roger Stevens has been writing for children for twenty-five years. In that time he has had thirty books published. He is a founding member of the Able Writers scheme and runs the award-winning poetry website Poetry Zone, for children and teachers. They are all National Poetry Day Ambassadors for the Forward Arts Foundation.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

11th January 2018




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