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Cock Crow: Poems About Life In The Countryside

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This anthology of poetry links together some of Michael Morpurgo's core beliefs for his tenure as Children's Laureate - the importance of reading for pleasure, with specific reference to a first-hand and powerful experience of the countryside and the natural world. He has chosen poems that display a link between a physical knowledge of the countryside and of nature e.g. 'D ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 7th 2005 by Egmont Books Ltd (first published 2005)
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Clare O'Beara
These nice short poems about life in the countryside will suit kids with an ear for interesting sounds and an eye for the quirky line drawings.
Poems selected by Michael Morpurgo and Jane Feaver include work by Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats, Thomas Hardy and RL Stevenson, Shakespeare, Molly Holden, plenty of Anons. Some you will know and some you won't but none are very long and some are a few lines.
I think the poems are best read aloud. While a few are easy enough I think modern kids will be aski
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Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, ...more

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