An essential poetry collection for children of all ages.
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About the Author
Ted Hughes (19301998) 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Book of the Year Award and the British Book Awards Best Illustrated Book of the Year.