101 Favourite Poems

101 Favourite Poems

by JohnFoster (Compiler)

Synopsis

A substantial volume of favourite poems chosen by 101 of the most well-known contemporary children's poets. Each of the 101 poets will choose one of their own favourite poems and write a short piece explaining their choice. This volume will, therefore, contain a wide variety of rhyming, non-rhyming, humorous or serious poems, and introduce children to the poets in a very personal way. The collection will include: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Valerie Bloom, Pam Ayres, Roger McGough, Gareth Owen, Wes Magee, Colin West, Benjamin Zephaniah, Kit Wright, Vernon Scannell, Coral Rumble, Jack Ouseby, Malorie Blackman, Allan Ahlberg, John Agard, Charles Causley, Debjani Chatterjee, Sue Cowling, Paul Cookson, Richard Edwards, Max Fatchen, Michael Dugan, Carol Ann Duffy, Eric Finney, Jenny Joseph and many more! Alongside well-known HarperCollins authors: Jez Alborough, Wendy Cope, Colin McNaughton, Margaret Mahy, Ian Whybrow, Berlie Doherty, Tony Bradman, Julia Jarman, Michael Rosen and John Foster.

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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Published: 07 Oct 2002

ISBN 10: 0007139756
ISBN 13: 9780007139750
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years

Media Reviews

A Century of Children's Poems
It is a compelling mix of all genres and treatments, and readers are sure to be enriched whether they dip in and out of the book or progress through it in a structured way. Enticing and rewarding, this collection gives a real insight into the superb variety of poems on the 20th century. Bookseller

A thoroughly attractive and definitive collection of a century's poetry for children. Carousel

Author Bio

John Foster is a well-known anthologist and poet and has compiled several wonderful collections - WHAM BANG ORANGUTANG being one of the best known (OUP), and he wrote the poem of the title. He travels extensively to help promote his books.