I've Got a Poem for You

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Oxford University Press, Nov 15, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 92 pages
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Here's a book full of marvelous poems--old favorites and new surprises--poems so good you'll want to learn them by heart and share them with your friends. I've Got a Poem for You is a sparkling collection of verse covering many subjects that children will love, from talking turkeys to Crocodile Kings, and even a rapping Granny! John Foster brings together poems by writers ranging from W.H. Auden, Christina Rossetti, and Don Marquis, to contemporary poets such as Tom Paxton, Russell Hoban, and Jack Prelutsky.

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Contents

Song of the Wizards Imp Tony Mitton
5
The Hippopotamus Song Michael Flanders
11
The Spiders Cast Their Spell Join Agard
17
The Tomcat Don Marquis
24
Gran Can You Rap? Jack Ousbey
31
You Learn In School Today? Tom Paxton
38
Ballad of Birmingham Dudley Randall
45
The Legend of Ra and Isis of Ancient Egypt Michael Rosen
51
How the Tortoise Got Its Shell ludith Nicholls
56
Let Us In Olive Dove
69
Old Man Ocean Russell Hoban
82
Index of Authors
95
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About the author (2010)


John Foster is one of the nation's best-loved and most highly-regarded children's poets. He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College in Oxford.
For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools, as well as writing poetry for children. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

Other books for OUP include Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar, My First Oxford Book of Poems, Dinosaur Poems, Monster Poems, The Poetry Chest, School's Out, Excuses, Excuses and Football Fever.

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