SHAME TO MISS POETRY COLLECTION 2_ A

SHAME TO MISS POETRY COLLECTION 2_ A

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Aimed at junior readers, this collection offers a diverse mixture of familiar and classic poetry chosen by Anne Fine: from W.H. Auden, A.E. Housman, Christina Rossetti, Wordsworth and other poets. Also included are poems from the late 20th century like Stevie Smith's "Not Waving but Drowning" or Ted Hughes "Full Moon and Little Frieda". Poets from Afro-Caribbean backgrounds like John Agard and Grace Nichols are also featured, alongside several other poets from non-European cultures. A collection of over 70 poems, the book also contains tips from Anne Fine to help children understand the poems.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 11mm | 118g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552548685
  • 9780552548687
  • 1,027,056

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine was born in Leicester. She went to Wallisdean County Primary School in Fareham, Hampshire, and then to Northampton High School for Girls. She read Politics and History at the University of Warwick and then worked as an information officer for Oxfam before teaching (very briefly!) in a Scottish prison. She started her first book during a blizzard that stopped her getting to Edinburgh City Library and has been writing ever since. b> nne Fine is now a hugely popular and celebrated author. Among the many awards she has won are the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), the Guardian Children's Literature Award and a Smarties Prize. She has twice been voted Children's Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards and was the Children's Laureate for 2001-2003. She has written over forty books for young people, including Goggle-Eyes, Flour Babies, Bill's New Frock, The Tulip Touch and Madame Doubtfire. She has also written a number of titles for adult readers, and has edited three poetry collections. Anne Fine lives in County Durham and has two daughters and a large hairy dog called Harvey.show more

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