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  • Published: 30 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552567008
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Shame To Miss Poetry Collection 3


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An irresistible collection of poetry for young adults, put together by Children's Laureate Anne Fine.

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.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552567008
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

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 3

“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


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