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Collected Poems

Collected Poems [Kindle Edition]

Allan Ahlberg , Charlotte Voake
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years – Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar – have delighted generations of children and received many accolades and prizes.

Allan has sifted through them and chosen a collection to delight and entrance a new generation of readers and their parents. Here are all the trials and tribulations of childhood, embracing school, quarrels, friendships, football and storytelling from a much-loved author and poet.

Charlotte Voake's black-and-white illustrations enchance the charm of this handsome and definitive collection.

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg has been writing children's books for over thirty years and has published over a hundred books. His enormously successful titles include fiction, picture books and poetry. He is the author of the prize-winning Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman. Allan lives in Bath.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6106 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141500867
  • Publisher: Puffin (5 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #544,433 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The British Shel Silverstein 24 Jan 2011
Love his books from 'Peepo' to his mini readers. Love his rhymes. Love the illustrations. Love his depictions of school life from both the students' and the teachers' perspective. Hilarious. Found my son especially in the poem titled 'Excuses'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Nostalgia 16 Nov 2010
I was thrilled to find this book.I have been a fan of Allan Ahlberg since his first books.

Children will enjoy the poems which relate to their experiences and if you have ever taught young children or if you remember your schooldays you will find poems with which you can identify.

There is a nice mix of subjects and poems vary in length.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Back to School with Allan Ahlberg 25 Jun 2010
This Collected Poemsbook is sheer delight. It takes me back to all the joys and some of the heartache of Osborne Road Junior School some 65 or so years ago. Boys and girls and teachers remembered as clearly as though it was yesterday. They are good memories. After taking an afternoon meeting someone said that she though that the poems were even better when read aloud. Allan - I should be on commision - this lady had bought herself a copy after an earlier reading and this purchase is on behalf of another convert. Pure joy. One for the desert island with my Bible.
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