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A light-hearted and crackling collection of poems which touches on magic of all kinds
Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson
Loads of fun, this is a light-hearted and crackling collection of poems which touches on magic of all kinds. Mostly newly written, but interspersed with well-known verses from Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Tennyson, the poems are bursting with energy and humour which makes them fun to read and also an easy introduction to writing verse to anyone who wants to give it a try. Dragons, wizards, wands and how to look after them, unicorns and enchantments. All this and more come alive in this anthology.
Can you hear the distant dragon's rumble of thunder? And smell the sweet swampy aroma of the ogre? Can you taste the tangy tarantula tarts? And see the girl who's really a wizard?
From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson's brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems.
On this tattered magic carpet
You can choose your destination
For nothing's quite as magical
As your imagination
Beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of classic, established and rising poets.
Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end!
Poets include: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and A.F. Harrold.
|Publication date:||17th September 2020|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Collections:||Scary Reads for Halloween!, 20 Books Celebrating our Love of Poetry,|
Paul has been a poet for over twenty-five years, has written and edited over sixty collections, sold over a million books and visited thousands of schools, libraries and festivals all over the world. He is the Poet in Residence for the National Football Museum in Manchester, and his work has appeared in over 200 anthologies, on school posters, art installations, beer mats and even burger napkins. He lives in Retford with his wife, two children, a dog, a room full of books and music, and too many ukuleles.More About Paul Cookson