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Olympic Poems - 100% Unofficial! [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Brian Moses , Roger Stevens
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Book Description

2 Feb 2012
THE REAL BATTLE - Roger Stevens. On the school field Or in the Olympic Stadium Your competitors smile While plotting to beat you But the real battle Is in your head. There are poems about winning, and about taking part; poems about having all the right kit, but no talent; poems that show that it if you are at school being the best egg and spoon racer really is as important to your mum and dad as being an Olympic athlete; poems about being a team player and poems about being an individual hero. In fact, this book is packed with sporting gems of all kinds.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447205529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447205524
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Roger Stevens most recent books for children are The Comic Cafe (Frances Lincoln)- a novel for 9 plus year olds; What Rhymes With Sneeze (A&C Black)- poems all about rhyming - with some handy hints for writing rhyming poems at the back and Olympic Poems - 100% unofficial (Macmillan) (with Brian Moses). Other books include his solo collection for children - Beware! Low Flying Rabbits (Macmillan); The Jumble Book (Macmillan), an anthology compiled for Dyslexia Action; A Million Brilliant Poems (part one), an anthology for A&C Black and Does Your Face Fit, an anthology for the charity nasen (also A&C Black).

The Journal of Danny Chaucer, a verse novel for teenagers, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. A Kindle edition will soon be available.

Roger's poetry books for adults include
Jazz in the Quiet Carriage
The Next Station is Barking
Searching for Blue Sea Glass
(all available on Kindle)

Why Don't We Do It in the Road (a novel for adults)
is also available on Kindle.

Roger composed the music for Floella Benjamin's Hey Diddle Diddle, for younger listeners, on Radio 7. He is currently working with The Poetry Society and Roehampton University on a pilot for introducing more poetry into the PGCE curriculum.
Roger also runs the Poetry Zone, a website for children and teachers www.poetryzone.co.uk

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About the Author

Brian Moses spends much of his time visiting schools where he runs workshop sessions and performs his poetry. He has compiled numerous collections for Macmillan including THE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS and ALIENS STOLE MY UNDERPANTS. He lives in Sussex with his wife and two daughters. Roger Stevens is a children's author and poet who visits schools performing and running workshops. Recent books are THE JUMBLE BOOK, compiled for Dyslexia Action and WHY OTTER'S DON'T WEAR SOCKS. Roger also runs the Poetry Zone, a website for children and teachers www.poetryzone.co.uk

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5.0 out of 5 stars Get in the Olympic Mood 17 April 2012
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Tremendous read for kids and adults. I could relate to many of the poems in real life. Buy a copy you will not be sorry.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Poems in Performance 3 Jun 2012
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These poems are full of rapid rhythm and powerful rhyme so make a great choice for Choral Speaking /Performance Poetry activities. Poetry Marathon deserves special mention; when read together, the four sections provide a witty take on this epic race. Children love the concept and Stevens & Moses have ensured there is lots to discuss by littering the poem with language devices that KS2-4 children in particular should be familiar with. 'When poems get puffed they take a break, sometimes sit down at the side of the page.' I used 'Tennis Match' for a duet entry in a local choral speaking competition. The two voices brought the poem to life, with shared lines that mimicked the sound of the ball: 'Thwack,' Thwock,' 'Thwick!' It was a gold medal performance.
I thoroughly recommend this collection of poems, which are a fine and fitting way to remember Britain's 2012 Summer Olympics
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5.0 out of 5 stars Olympic poetry 1 May 2012
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This is a fun book with a huge variety of poems. Although a children's book, it is fun for adults to read too.
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