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Poems to Perform : A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate - Julia Donaldson

Poems to Perform

A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate

By: Julia Donaldson, Clare Melinsky (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2014
ISBN: 9781447243397
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 5 - 99 years old

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In this collection, Julia Donaldson has chosen poems with performance by children in mind, and in the notes section at the end of the book are her notes and ideas on performing them. Julia's passionate belief that performance can help children enjoy reading and grow in confidence is informed by her own experience both as a child and now, working with groups of children to bring stories, poems and songs to life. The poems range from classics by Edward Lear, W H Auden and Eleanor Farjeon to contemporary work by Michael Rosen, John Agard and Clare Bevan. Illustrated throughout with exquisite, expressive lino-cuts, this is a book for teachers, parents, children: anyone who loves great poetry.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-13 UK Children's Laureate, is the prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books, from The Gruffalo to What The Ladybird Heard. In addition, Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Clare Melinsky's beautiful lino-cuts follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last twenty years her illustrations have been used in books, magazines and newspapers, and include the Harry Potter covers for Bloomsbury. She lives in Scotland.

Industry Reviews

A vibrant collection of poems perfect to be performed by two or more voices. * Families First NI * This is a book for teachers, parents, children; anyone who loves poetry - and anyone you want to encourage to love poetry. * parentsintouch.co.uk *

An awful lot of fun!

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This book has been a tonne of fun to read in and with my Primary School class. The poems are well selected and arranged so I can quickly find what I want. This is a great addition to our literacy program - mostly because it's just so much fun!

Sydney, AU

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Great present for young ones

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Gave this book to a 9 year old niece and she loved it - some clever writing and a bit different to most gifts.

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ISBN: 9781447243397
ISBN-10: 1447243390
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 99 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Type: Illustrated

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Julia Donaldson

About the Author


Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Miior-Belle series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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