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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409014966
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160
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A Shame to Miss Poetry Collection 1




A terrific collection of poetry chosen personally by Anne Fine, the 2001-2003 Children's Laureate.

Anne Fine is the 2001-3 Children's Laureate. A multi award-winner, she has collected poetry she feels it would be a shame for any child to miss. A SHAME TO MISS...1 is aimed at junior readers and is a diverse mixture of classic, well-loved poetry like Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' or Tennyson's 'Break, Break, Break' alongside poems from more modern poets like Kit Wright, Brian Patten and Diana Hendry. Other poets featured include Hillaire Belloc, Walter de la Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Kipling and many others: more than 70 poems in total.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409014966
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Anne Fine

Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children. She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and both the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal twice over. Anne was appointed the Children’s Laureate from 2001-3, and her work has been translated into over forty languages. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. Anne lives in County Durham.

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.
Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire has become a major feature film starring Robin Williams. Anne was the Children's Laureate 2001 - 2003 and won an OBE in 2003.

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Praise for A Shame to Miss Poetry Collection 1

“For younger readers there's an excellent trio of anthologies”

Lloyd Evans, Daily Mail

“These three collections represent a stupendous act of rummaging.Her choices are quirky and rather canny”

Daily Telegraph

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

Guardian

“Three truly inspiring volumes of poetry.”

Sunday Times


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