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Figgie Hobbin

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3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 48 pages
Published December 31st 1973 by Walker & Company (first published February 11th 1971)
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Peter Hall
Nov 18, 2012 Peter Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It may be labelled a book of children's poems but there's stuff that's dark, deep and linked to Cornish folklore in here. A must for poetry lovers and followers of this Launceston poet.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Jul 16, 2012 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-1001
(Note: this review was based on a different edition of the book, with a different illustrator)


I’m not sure whether children in America these days read any poetry other than collections of funny poems like Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. If there are children’s poetry readers out there yet, I give a hearty “Yes!” to this little poetry collection, Figgie Hobbin.

Some of the poems are quite funny, too, like “ I Saw a Jolly Hunter” and but with a sly, intelligent humor that we don’t often find
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Jennifer Heise
A fantasy book of British folk type rhymes written by a modern poet. The book's strength is Trina Schart Hyman illustrations. one poem about a girl obsessed with the ocean is rather good, and "Figgie Bobbin is amusing; the Zig Zag the same. But little stood out as striking besides the illustrations (one poem "The Jolly Hunter" is frankly grisly.
Mcrae Molatore
Jul 14, 2008 Mcrae Molatore rated it it was amazing
This is a book of poems that I have had for about 20 years. My grandmother gave it to me when I was a kid. Its one of those things I would try to save if the house was burning. Seriously...
SBC
I particularly enjoyed the poems I saw a jolly hunter and Old Mrs Thing-um-e-bob
Charlotte
Nov 20, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it
This funny book of British poems is a pleasure to read. A fan of Shel Silverstien would also appreciate these poems.
Kyrie
Mar 12, 2013 Kyrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, children
I loved the first and last poems particularly, but this whole book was full of gentle ones, for people who are British in their souls.
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Charles Stanley Causley was born in Launceston in Cornwall, and spent most of his life there. After serving in the navy in the second world war (an experience he wrote about in Hands to Dance and Skylark), he worked as a teacher in Launceston and began publishing verse in the 1950s. His poetry includes many references to Cornwall and its legends, and in his later years he published many books of v ...more
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