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Goldilocks on CCTV

Written by John Agard

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Goldilocks on CCTV Synopsis

There she was on the news, Miss Goody Two-Shoes, Caught on CCTV. Don't look so shocked! Of course you know who - Who else but Goldilocks? Here are 30 amazing poems which are rooted in the world of fairy tale and legend. Wickedly witty, deliciously subversive and utterly modern, the poems are also affectionate and big-hearted tributes to the original tales and characters that inspired them. This is a sizzling new collection from a master poet, portrayed with verce by Satoshi Kitamura's extraordinary black-and-white illustrations.

Goldilocks on CCTV Press Reviews

This is a collection of ingeniously rewritten fairy tales and legends, with modern settings and hilarious twists and turns...The illustrations by Satoshi Kitamurab are quirky and anarchic. Irish Examiner Clever,funny and relevant; the poetry will appeal to a wide age range... all will enjoy the rhymic mix of rap, rhyme and free verse which John accomplishes so well. A bonus is that each poem is strikingly illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura who calmly capture the essence of the verse. Carousel a brilliant celebration of poetry Armadillo Magazine Award winning poet John Agard has written a sharp and sophisticated new collection which gives an original twist to well-known fairy tale characters. A rhythmic mix of rap, rhyme and free verse reinvents familiar characters for the 21st century and explores their relevance for young people today. School Librarian very clever ... a fantastic collection of poems. English 4-11

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847801838
Publication date: 6th October 2011
Author: John Agard
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages

About John Agard

JOHN AGARD is one of the most popular and highly-regarded poets writing in Britain today. His poem Half-Caste is on the GCSE syllabus and he performs at Poetry Live events throughout the country. His adult collection, We Brits, was shortlisted for the 2007 British Book Awards Decibel Writer of the Year Award. His book for teens, The Young Inferno, won the CLPE Poetry Prize Award in 2009, was nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards in 2010 and shortlisted for the 2010 UKLA Award. Goldilocks on CCTV, his poetry collection for 11 plus, inspired by fairy tales, is on the 2012 CLPE Award shortlist. ...

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