My Life as a Goldfish (Paperback)

and other poems

By Rachel Rooney

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847804822, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Magic slips between the cracks in real life. One day you will step on it.

A monster's lunch, a wolf boy, Monday mornings, monkeys, headlice, Christmas, making friends, goldfish ... and lots more. Full of jokes, surprises and puzzles, but also sensitive and thought-provoking, this is a spellbinding new collection from the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award.



About the Author

RACHEL ROONEY trained and works as a special needs teacher, alongside visits to schools for poetry readings and workshops. Her debut collection of poems for older children The Language of Cat was the 2011 Poetry Book Society children's choice. It also won the 2012 CLPE Award and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her second collection of poems, for junior aged children My Life as a Goldfish came out in October 2014.

‘Rachel Rooney's poetry collection for children is a well-crafted, stimulating and unpatronising box of delights, always accessible and constantly inventive.'
Carol Ann Duffy



Praise For My Life as a Goldfish: and other poems

'Lovely. A good follow up to the delightful, award-winning Language of Cat, this book features poems short and long, sometimes rhyming, sometimes not. I can’t find a poem I don’t like in here. Some of them are light hearted, but some are quite serious; most will appeal to adults as well as children.'



"This book is like opening a box of joy and laughter – we all love it."



'Lovely. A good follow up to the delightful, award-winning Language of Cat, this book features poems short and long, sometimes rhyming, sometimes not. I canâ??t find a poem I donâ??t like in here. Some of them are light hearted, but some are quite serious; most will appeal to adults as well as children.'

"This book is like opening a box of joy and laughter â?? we all love it."