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The Poetry Chest [Paperback]

John Foster
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3 May 2007
A book aimed at both trade and schools markets that brings together the best of John Foster's original poetry. There are over 250 poems divided into themed sections, in which there will be humorous and thoughtful poems sitting side by side. It includes a vast range of types of poem, such as shape poems, acrostic poems, limericks, diary poems, raps, story poems, recipe poems, which makes it the perfect collection for use in the classroom, or just to dip into.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (3 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192763415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192763419
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Foster is one the nation's best-loved and highly regarded children's poets. He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College in Oxford.

For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools, as well as writing poetry for children. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and comtemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

His books have included First Verses for the Very Young, My First Oxford Book of Poems, My First Book of Animal Poems, The Poetry Chest, My Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar, Dinosaur Poems, Monster Poems, Dragon Poems, Fantastic Football Poems and Pet Poems.

'John Foster is indisputably the world's premier poetry anthologist'
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Book Description

A bumper collection of John Foster's original poetry

About the Author

John Foster has written extensively for children, including My First Oxford Book of Poems, My First Oxford Book of Nonsense Poems, My First Oxford Book of Animal Poems, My First Poetry Paintbox Anthologies, A First Poetry Book, Come to the Carnival, Juggling a Jug of Jelly, My Family and Me, and ATiny Teddy.

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If you don't pick up your pyjamas and fold them under your pillow; I'll throw them out of the window for the binmen to pick up. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Chest 17 April 2010
This is a lovely thick book of tremendous poems by someone who really understands what it is like to be a child. There's a wide range of poems here from the sad to the funny, from the real to the mythical and a massive range of forms are used in a masterly way. It would make a smashing present for anyone who enjoys poetry, whatever their age.It's divided into short sections such as Dragon and Dinosaur poems and School poems. It's excellent value for money. Poetry is great for parents with only a little time to read to their children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 12 Dec 2013
By DRep
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Easy to read, pick up and get into poetry for half an hour without realizing the time. I bought this book for my son, 9, to find a poem to read for a Lamda exam. I hadn't realized that they were all poems by the same man. It took him 5 minutes to find one that he loved and it was his 5th choice because everyone that he read on opening the book he liked and could relate to. In my opinion that really says a lot for the poet. Excellent. A very good choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Poetic Marvel 23 Aug 2013
By Simi
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Great poems on a variety of subjects - many are very amusing. Loved by children aged 7 to 8. Thank you. Arrived well before estimated time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The poetry chest 19 Aug 2013
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a great teaching resource and the kids loved it; I enjoyed reading it too. a great read and very entertaining.
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