Green Glass Beads

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

Review

'I like to think this anthology is like a very good restaurant. It’s got a very large menu ... and you’ll hopefully love some things, like many, and maybe wrinkle your nose at a few.'

So says Jacqueline Wilson, introducing this eclectic, unashamedly personal collection of poetry. Old and contemporary, funny or deadly serious, the poems are thematically arranged, ranging through ‘Friends’ and ‘Family’ through ‘Birth and Death’ and ‘Love’ to ‘Rainbows, Moons and Stars’.

This mixture of the deeply familiar alongside delicious new discoveries contains some wonderful juxtapositions and striking pairings which bring you up short; it’s a wisely, passionately compiled selection, ably demonstrating the different kinds of things poetry can do if you will allow it, constantly inviting you to try just one more ...

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