Ring of Words
Publisher:Faber and Faber
Published Date:4th October 1999
Dimensions:148 X 230 X 20 mm
This anthology serves as an introduction to the pleasures of poetry for children. The poems are a mix of the classic and contemporary: in one way or another they are about growing up, about placing ourselves in the world around us and discovering the imaginative world in our own heads.
'Superb.I love its unpredictability.a subtle and variegated selection and I'd be delighted to give it to my favourite children.' Kate Kellaway, Observer'Anthologies as good as this are few and far between. Roger McGough has chosen poems which reflect feelings, some reassuring, some surprising, all important.' Julia Eccleshare, Guardian'Children like poetry for its imagined worlds, emotional resonance and the way that its sounds and shapes reveal the character and texture of words.Roger McGough's excellent new anthology offers all these and more.' Lavinia Greenlaw, New Statesman