Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses

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Excuses, Excuses is a perennial favourite and best-selling collection of poems about school, compiled by top anthologiser John Foster. Most the poems here are humorous, but some are more serious and will make you think. Many of them have been written specially for this collection and, together with other poems by such well-known children's poets as Michael Rosen, Kit Wright, and Spike Milligan, go to make up a lively and engaging anthology. This popular book is being reissued with a fresh, modern new look.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 131g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • in b&w
  • 0192755803
  • 9780192755803
  • 485,604

About John Foster

John Foster is one the nation's best-loved and most highly-regarded children's poets. He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College in Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools, as well as writing poetry for children. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.show more

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John Foster has become a brand name * Times Educational Supplement * [Praise for John Foster]: 'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist * Junior Education * quirky, easily accessible poems on a range of subjects. * Bristol Observer * . . . should prove invaluable for the teacher searching for that school poem to fit the moment * Junior Education * This awesome book consists of 86 really cool poems. I liked them all. * The Northern Advocate (New Zealand) * Excuses, Excuses is the best of the school-life anthologies I have come across * Times Educational Supplement * Fun for reading aloud * School Librarian * Nostalgic memories flooded back as I read the book, which vividly, truthfully and with humour, will give children and adults a most enjoyable read. * Spoken English * the ideal collection for pupil and teacher to read together. * Times Educational Supplement * [Praise for 'Excuses, Excuses']: 'It is witty, funny and streetwise...This book features some fine writing, concealing powerful undercurrents beneath the charming rhymes. * Lincolnshire Echo *show more

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