Arthur's class is holding a poetry contest. When Fern is the only one who enters, she dares Arthur and his friends to write a poem - or else enrol in the poetry club for a whole year! They quickly agree to the challenge but discover that writing poetry is much harder than they thought. Will Arthur, Buster, Francine and Muffy be able to write poems good enough to read in front of the whole class
Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.