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Age 7+ 100s of poems chosen by school children all around the UK was the starting point for this collection. Roger McGough then paired the list down to just 100 contemporary and classic poems.
January 2011 Guest Editor Jenny Downham:
"I had a poetry anthology as a child that I adored, but which is sadly out of print now. What I loved most about it was that there always seemed to be a poem to describe exactly how I was feeling. It gave the book a magical property for me. I still have my battered old copy and I often dip into it. Here’s an anthology that contains many of the same poems. And the great thing is that these were all chosen by children from 135 schools across the UK."
From hundreds of poems originally chosen by children from schools around the UK, Roger McGough has compiled this collection of contemporary and classic poems. Arranged alphabetically, the volume features poetry by Dr Seuss, Shakespeare, Spike Milligan, A.A. Milne, Eleanor Farjeon and Michael Rosen.
|Publication date:||3rd October 2002|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 November 1937 in Liverpool, England. He was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby, Liverpool, and at Hull University. He taught at St Kevin's Comprehensive School, Kirby, and lectured at Mabel Fletcher College in Liverpool and at the Liverpool College of Art. He was a member of the pop music/poetry group 'The Scaffold' between 1963 and 1973. He made his name as one of the 'Liverpool Poets' with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, included in The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10 (1967). A Fellow of John Moores University in Liverpool, he won ...More About Roger Mcgough