Cat Among the Pigeons: Poems

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Penguin UK, May 25, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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A brilliantly funny collection of poems involving everyone's favourite anti-hero Dave Dirt, the extraordinary afternoon of a prawn and the mysterious tale of Zoe's earrings.

Witty, touching and clever - this is a classic collection from the irreverent Kit Wright.

 

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A brilliantly funny collection of poems involving everyone's favourite anti-hero Dave Dirt, the extraordinary afternoon of a prawn and the mysterious tale of Zoe's earrings. Witty, touching and clever - this is a classic collection from the irreverent Kit Wright

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Contents

Nothing Else
A Simple Story of Accrington Stanley
Charlottes Dog
Round
Advice to Spiders
Granny Tom
Mothering
The Cobras Crimbo
Acorn Haiku
The Heads Hideout
The Singing Spud
Freeze
Lets Hear it for the Limpet
The Site
Something He Left
Dave Dirt Was on the 259

Sadie Goes to Sea
March Dusk
Fishing Vessel
Sid the Rat
Dave Dirts Jacket Pocket
Get This Straight
Zoes Earrings
Mr Angelo
Drinking Song
Zoob
Fast Food
What Was It?
Mercy
Dave Dirts Christmas Presents
Irish Haiku
Frosty Winds Made Moan
Strange Service
Objection
Horace
Afternoon of a Prawn
Mirror Poem
Finbar
Just Before Christmas
The Moody Messenger
City Rain
Snarl
Applause
Dialogue between My Cat Bridget and Me
The Magic Box
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About the author (1989)

Kit Wright's father was a schoolmaster who loved reading and writing light-hearted verse. He encouraged Kit too and Kit began poetry from the age of six, continuing to do so ever since. Kit soon established himself as one of the most able poets for children around with collections such as Arthur's Father and Cat Among the Pigeons. TES said of him that "among children's writers he has perhaps the finest ear for poetry's rythms and cadences."

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