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Come Into This Poem [Paperback]

Tony Mitton , Caroline Holden
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Book Description

4 Aug 2011
I saw the ghost horse through the trees

on a late midsummer night.

It cropped the grass in a forest glade

by a full moon's milky light.



What is the mysterious ghost horse doing in the woods? Who is the spy who wrote with the blood of a poisonous toad? Then discover the Cold Comfort Pets - including the pet germ, and the Itchy Titchy Pet - a frisky flea, or make the biggest sandwich you could ever imagine.



From spooky legends to dreamy poems, teasers and laugh-out-loud rhymes, expect the unexpected from Tony Mitton. This collection is a poetry adventure waiting to happen. . .

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (4 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847801692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847801692
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tony Mitton is a highly-respected poet, and has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee, as well as a poetry rap series, which includes Big Bad Raps for Orchard. Tony also won the Smarties Prize. He spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge.

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Revel in the powerful and evocative language in this collection. Wonderful for exending the imagination and inspiring children to 'think outside the box'. (Parents in Touch)

All who read this will be thoroughly entertained and learn something new with Mitton’s exquisite storytelling. If there is ever a poetry collection to read with your children, this is most certainly it. (Lovereading)

Mitton is a talented, versatile and accomplished poet with the ability the engage children with his imaginative writing. (Secret Lives of Poets)

Tony Mitton is a poet who conjures magic and reality; 'spins his chances in the air' to adapt his own words… This immersion in poetic experience will cause delight to its readers and establish a taste for more. Caroline Holder's responses to the poems are sensitive, evocative and subtle. Just as Tony Mitton creates effect with words so does she with line and shade. (Ibby Link)

About the Author

Tony Mitton writes wonderful poetry and is much in demand at schools and festivals to read and perform. After spending most of his childhood abroad with his soldier father, Tony studied English at Cambridge before becoming a primary school teacher. Inspired by his pupils he began writing poetry and has won awards for his collections. Tony Mitton lives in Cambridge with his wife and children and their cat.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Poems to enjoy 5 Sep 2013
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Funny, thought-provoking and imaginative poems for the young. Every child of primary age or even younger should have a copy to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical Magic 1 Sep 2011
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Tony Mitton has the gift of bringing the ethereal and intangible; the magical and mythical, to the everyday. In 'Come into this Poem', published by frances lincoln, he is at his lyrical best. He holds a magnifiying glass to the minutae of our planet, while also observing our interaction with the natural world. His light and lyrical touch can catch the reader unawares, so that the metaphorical journeying gently towards death of 'Tale' brought a lump to my throat: "Its fold is kind and warm and deep / And I can sleep. And I can sleep." From seeds and beetles to mermaids and magic, the book is one that children will return to again and again, to feed their imaginations and speak their fantasies. They will also enjoy poring over the delightful illustrations by Caroline Holden.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Book 9 Aug 2011
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A lovely book of poems for children (and adults) of all ages. From the fun and energy of Big Red Boots (one of them squeaks and the other one toots) to more thoughtful poems such as The Taper (based on an old Japanese tale of a hermit poet who sat in the dark rather than harm moths who might be attracted to the flame of his candle). These poems are rooted in the natural world. And I love the way they are crafted, too. Intricate rhyme schemes and verse constructions flow naturally through these verses. Ideal for reading to young children at bed-time (although maybe not the poem about the dark figure with the scythe waiting at the crossroads) or for giving as a present to older children... or grandads like me! In a word - delightful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Gift! 9 Aug 2011
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A lovely book of poems for children (and adults) of all ages. From the fun and energy of Big Red Boots (one of them squeaks and the other one toots) to more thoughtful poems such as The Taper (based on an old Japanese tale of a hermit poet who sat in the dark rather than harm moths who might be attracted to the flame of his candle). These poems are rooted in the natural world. And I love the way they are crafted, too. Intricate rhyme schemes and verse constructions flow naturally through these verses. Ideal for reading to young children at bed-time (although maybe not the poem about the dark figure with the scythe waiting at the crossroads) or for giving as a present to older children... or grandads like me! In a word - delightful.
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