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Juggling with Gerbils (Puffin Poetry)

Juggling with Gerbils (Puffin Poetry) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Patten
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A great new collection of poetry, wide-ranging in both form and subject matter. Full of Brian Patten's wonderful wit and moments of beauty as in GERANIUMS IN THE SNOW: Like children snuggling down under a white duvet Slowly the red geraniums Vanish under the snow. Brilliantly complemented by Chris Riddell's illustrations.

About the Author

Brian Patten started writing poetry when he was 14. He founded a magazine, UNDERDOG, to publish unknown poets like Roger McGough and Adrian Henri - the three then produced the best-selling MERSEY SOUND. Brian has published books for all ages and is known for his humour and lyricism. He is the editor of THE PUFFIN BOOK OF TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSE. Brian lives in London. Chris Riddell is a highly acclaimed illustrator. He lives in Brighton.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5194 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141304782
  • Publisher: Puffin (6 April 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9MZM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Juggling with Gerbils 7 Jun 2008
Mostly light hearted verse guaranteed to cheer you up. It reminds me of the Puffin books of humerous poetry in the 1970s when I was a lad. Amusing classics include: "Never play cricket with rats because..."; "Uncle Joe and the Roman Centurions" and of course "Juggling with gerbils". There are also some beautiful, and thought provoking poems such as : "The Soldier" and the two liner "What the mountain knows".

My children aged 9, 13 and 15 also thoroughly enjoyed it and I will be buying copies for my brothers (aged 45 & 48) and my father (ancient).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 30 Oct 2013
By Danny
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My daughter love to sing this book.she read it allay long. very good she less watch TV. I like hear she singing this book all day .
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