Juggling with Gerbils

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Penguin Adult, Apr 6, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
When I got my finger stuck up my nose, I went to a doctor, who said & & "Nothing like this has happened before, We will have to chop off your head & "... & Welcome to the seriously silly world of one of Britain's leading poets. In this superb new collection, mysterious smirkles, vampire ducks, batty grannies and gerbil-juggling jugglers jostle for supremacy with lyrical poems. In Brian Patten's latest book, the reflective side of childhood collides with the anarchic to create a generous helping of mayhem and magic.

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Brian Patten was born in Liverpool. His poetry for adults has been translated into many languages, and his collections include Collected Love Poems, Armada, and, from Penguin, Selected Poems. His verse for children includes Gargling with Jelly, Juggling with Gerbils, and Thawing Frozen Frogs. Brian Patten is a popular performer of his work, and he has also written children's plays as well as editing The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse and The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry.

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