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Collected Poems for Children Hardcover – 6 Oct 2005

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; First Edition edition (6 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571215017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571215010
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 393,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An essential poetry collection for children of all ages. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Ted Hughes (1930–1998) published numerous volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children from the late 1950s until his death. His first poetry for children, Meet My Folks!, was published in 1961 and subsequent books went on to win, among others, the Kurt Maschler Award, the Signal Prize for Poetry and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. His classic story, The Iron Man, remains a best seller and was made into an animated film, The Iron Giant, in 1999. Hughes was appointed Poet Laureate in 1984 and received the Order of Merit in 1998. Raymond Briggs was born in Wimbledon Park, South London, in 1934, and has produced some of the most cherished and admired picture-books of our time, including Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, The Snoman, When the Wind Blows and Ethel and Ernest. He has won numerous awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, the Children’s Book of the Year Award and the British Book Awards’ Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful By ILONACAT on 13 Dec. 2005
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Too many collections of poetry for children are rather patronizing and rather limited in their scope. My experience is that kids don't just want comic poems and/or poems about bodily functions or slugs. They really don't. Ted Hughes never wrote down to children and was passionate in encouraging poets of all ages. All his children's poetry from the slim volumes is brought together here, "graded" if you like from the poems for younger children to the more sophisticated work in SEASON SONGS. Having said that, a good poem is a good poem is a good poem- these poems are great for adults too. And they are accompanied by lovely images by Raymond Briggs.
I've bought this for my daughter as a Christmas present. She is 7 and a half, very keen on writing poems, also on animals. I believe she'll treasure it always.
If you buy this with THE COLLECTED POEMS OF TED HUGHES, you will have "riches beyond compare" on your bookshelf. At his weakest, he is still interesting-at his best, he is magnificent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janet E. Stockton on 5 Nov. 2011
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Poetry collection first rate really enjoyed reading these poems The book contains poems of great insight
and feeling a must for Hughes fans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel's Grandma on 11 Aug. 2013
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Nice to sit down and read something short!!! Poems start for younger ones and then as the book progresses they get longer. Nice illustrations by the guy who did the snowman.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Boulton on 21 Aug. 2010
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i wanted something special for my friends new born baby. This poetry book was the perfect present.
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A delightful book. I gave it to my grandchildren (after I had read it!).
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