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The Works Every Kind of Poem You Will Ever Need for the Literacy Hour Paul Cookson, Paul Cookson

Macmillan Children's Books
Paperback 608 pages

197 x 130 x 35mm
11th Aug 2000
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Interest age: from c 9 years
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"The Works" is 10 years old and this special anniversary edition features brand-new lesson plans from poets including John Foster, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom and Pie Corbett. "The Works" contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader. It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics, haikus, cinquains, kennings, couplets, thin poems, lists, conversations, monologues, epitaphs, songs, limericks, tankas, nonsense poems, raps, narrative verse and performance poetry that's just for starters. It features poems from the very best classic and modern poets, for example: William Blake, Michael Rosen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Allan Ahlberg, W.H. Auden, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Roald Dahl, Charles Causley, Eleanor Farjeon, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes, T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare to name but a few. A book packed with gems for dipping in to time and time again.


Paul Cookson is the author and compiler of over 40 collections of children's poetry. He visits hundreds of schools every year and has performed his poems to thousands of children. He is the Poet-in-Residence for the National Football Museum and Poet Laureate for Slade. He lives in Retford, Notts with Sally, Sam and Daisy.

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