Umpteen Pockets

Collected poems

Publisher: Orchard Books

A valedictory celebration of Mitchell’s wonderful poetry for young people, this collection demonstrates the rich variety of his work.

Containing material from many of his previously published works, including the complete contents of Balloon Lagoon and Daft as a Doughnut, and a selection of new poems Mitchell wrote for this book, it reveals the rhythmic compulsion that dominates his verse, and their child-centric, direct and often irreverent content.

The selected poems are divided into sub-collections including magic, scenery, people, and animals, which Ross’s illustrations perfectly reflect. This book is a splendid memorial as well as an endlessly entertaining, inspiring and special present for children.

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