A Shame To Miss Poetry Collection 3

A Shame To Miss Poetry Collection 3

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Selected personally by multi-award-winning author and 2001-3 Children's Laureate, Anne Fine, this is a super collection of poetry that shouldn't be missed by any teen. Kingsley Amis, John Betjeman, Robet Browning, Leonard Clark, Adele Geras, Seamus Heaney, A E Housman, Philip Larkin, Pablo Neruda, Brian Patten and Derek Walcott are amongst the poets featured and there are over 100 poems in total.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 128g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552567000
  • 9780552567008
  • 1,752,456

Review quote

"Three truly inspiring volumes of poetry." * Sunday Times * "These little collections not only abound with wonders but are inviting and interactive.Parents and teachers should pounce on them." * Guardian * "These three collections represent a stupendous act of rummaging.Her choices are quirky and rather canny" * Daily Telegraph * "For younger readers there's an excellent trio of anthologies" * Daily Mail *show more

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. Anne 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

Review Text

"These little collections not only abound with wonders but are inviting and interactive.Parents and teachers should pounce on them."show more

Back cover copy

ANNE FINE, Children's Laureate 2001-3, winner of two Carnegie Medals, twice-winner of both the Whitbread Award and the Children's Author of the Year Award and a life-long lover of poetry, has chosen the poems she thinks it would be a shame to miss. 'What I've done here is to pick the poems I've found young people seem to like best. Show this collection to adults and half will be stabbing the odd page and muttering 'This one's a bit unsuitable, isn't it?' and the other half will be reeling around the room wailing, 'What, only one Keats sonnet? Only one?' Ignore them. Try them all - I promise, you won't be sorry later.'show more

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