Happy Reading, Elsie! Write a poem of your own someday soon!
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With a foreword by Tessa Duder, this landmark book celebrates the other works of our leading children′s writer. Celebrated internationally for her intricate novels and hilariously original picture books, Margaret Mahy′s scintillating verse and perfect poems are too often overlooked. Collected together for this first time in a ground breaking anthology, they have been lovingly illustrated by David Elliot. This beautiful book will be a must in every school, every library and in the homes of everyone who loves poetry, life and laughter.
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ENGLISH LITERATURE: POETRY TEXTS & ANTHOLOGIES. This bestselling book now comes with a CD of poems performed by Margaret Mahy. She can lasso with a limerick, haunt with a haiku and wrap you tight in a rhyme, quick as lightning. Her cauldron is a dictionary, her wand a mighty pen, and she stirs her words at midnight, making tempting treats for children, to please and tease and tantalise them with imaginary treasures and delectable dreams. She weaves words into adventures, sets verses wildly dancing, makes similes sing and stamp their feet and poems purr like pussycats who've eaten all the cream. Her name is Margaret Mahy. These are her spells. Ages 6+.… (more)