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Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

Written by Paul Cookson

Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon

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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.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781472958150
Publication date: 17/09/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472958150
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Author: Paul Cookson
Illustrator: Eilidh Muldoon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Poetry
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Paul Cookson

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.

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