Because a Fire Was in My Head: 101 Poems to Remember
Faber & Faber, Limited, 2002 - Children's poetry - 142 pages
This is an anthology that aims to do two things: to set fire to the imagination and to bring together a collection of memorable poems. What we will discover is that the two are inextricably linked. Michael Morpurgo has brought together poems by writers as diverse as Spike Milligan and Louis MacNeice, Stevie Smith and John Lennon, Jo Shapcott and Lewis Carroll. Once read, they won't be forgotten - some may even beg to be learned by heart - and will form the foundation to a fund of writing and a habit of remembering that throughout life will enrich our everyday experience of the world.
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Review: Because A Fire Was In My Head: 101 Poems To RememberUser Review - Whitney - Goodreads
Wonderful illustrations by Quentin Blake and a good selection of poems. Read full review
Review: Because A Fire Was In My Head: 101 Poems To RememberUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
Second best book I have come across for reading poetry to my kids. Read full review